Marine Le Pen

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Far-right politician Geert Wilders: floundered in the wake of three solidly pro-Europe parties. Photograph: Michael Kooren

Geert Wilders’s aim of positioning himself at the heart of a pan-European right-wing alliance lies in tatters this weekend after the Dutch electora(...)

The leader of Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage (R), holds a pint as he stands with a supporter at the Hoy and Helmet pub in South Benfleet, southern England. Britain’s anti-EU party UKIP made strong gains in local elections in England, siphoning support from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives as it capitalized on discontent about immigration and mainstream politics. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Britain’s Eurosceptic UK Independence Party made strong gains but their Dutch counterparts stumbled as more countries voted on Friday in European Parl(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen, France’s National Front  party founder, delivering his a speech at a campaign rally in Marseille on Tuesday. Photograph:  Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s far-right National Front, has suggested the deadly virus Ebola could solve the global “population explosion” an(...)

Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders on the campaign trail ahead of the European elections in Amsterdam. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA

IT was extraordinary timing by the Dutch government last Thursday when it revealed – just one week from the European elections­– that the number of re(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage joins Ukip MLA David McNarry for a pint at the Europa Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Industry lobbyists fear the rise of protest parties and anti-EU rebels in European elections threatens to leave them, and the businesses they represen(...)

‘Marine Le Pen and  Geert Wilders recently have agreed to form a continental anti-European alliance aimed at wrecking the EU from within.’ Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

As we cast our ballots in the European elections in 20 days’ time the chances are that most of us will not be asking ourselves the question “whither E(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen (second left,  front row), former president of the Front National (FN), and his daughter and actual president of the party Marine Le Pen (right) take part in the party’s traditional May Day rally in Paris. Photograph:  Yoan Valat/EPA

Marine Le Pen is the new Joan of Arc, who will expel the EU from France, just as the Maid of Orléans threw the English out in the 15th century.“Jeanne(...)

Labour party European election candidates Emer Costello,  Phil Prendergast and Lorraine Higgins today at the launch of the party’s Local and European election campaign at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, with Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, the Labour director of elections, and  Tánaiste and party leader  Eamon Gilmore.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has insisted his leadership of the Labour Party is not on the line in the local and European elections next month. At a rally t(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Accused of using euro crisis as a smokescreen. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Naupoldepa

The Berlin headquarters of Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) lies on the northern bank of t(...)

Marine Le Pen: “We will not accept any religious demands in school menus,” Ms Le Pen told RTL radio. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen said yesterday it would prevent schools from offering special lunches to Muslim pupils in the 11 town(...)

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