The president of France’s National Rally party, Marine Le Pen, said that the day of Britain’s historic exit from the European Union on 31 January should signify the beginning of the formation of a “European alliance of nations”, something that the politician claimed Europeans overwhelmingly wish for.
“This European Union will go down in history as a resounding failure!” Marine Le Pen wrote on her Twitter in French.
Ce jour de #Brexit doit marquer le début de la construction de l'Alliance européenne des Nations que nous appelons de nos voeux et que les peuples européens souhaitent dans leur grande majorité.— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) February 1, 2020
Cette Union européenne restera dans l'Histoire comme un échec retentissant ! MLP pic.twitter.com/waNxnMpDUj
The daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Rally party - formerly known as the National Front, Marine Le Pen has always been a vocal opponent of EU federalism and globalism, calling for a referendum on France’s status within the bloc and defending a less constraining confederation of independent European nations. Le Pen has also repeatedly argued that multiculturalism has failed in Europe and French society in particular, while also slamming NATO and urging her country to leave the American sphere of influence.