Calais voters make shock switch from Communism to Marine le Pen as Jungle chaos spirals
The far right party has made unprecedented politiican gains in the region which was once led by popular Communist mayor Jacky Henin.
Exasperated by the presence of more than 9,000 increasingly desperate migrants and by the distressing rise in violence, locals are turning to the National Front, France’s most popular anti-immigrant party, for guidance and comfort.
According to French newspaper Le Figaro, excerpts from an Ifop opinion poll (which is to be published in full in a few weeks) show support for Marine Le Pen’s nationalist party in Calais has spiked by nearly 20 per cent in less... read more
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