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Forget Ukip - euroscepticism in France would give Farage a run for his money

2 June 2014


Britain, the arch-Eurosceptic member of the Union? Think again. France is now more committed to loathing the European Union than Perfidious Albion: it has indeed become the new stronghold of Euroscepticism. Last week, the EU election results were like none other before. For the first time since the end of the second world war, an extreme rightwing party topped a national poll, writes Professor Philippe Marliere (UCL French) in The Guardian.