The rising power of France's Front National

The National - Scottish - 03 April 2015 - From Stefan Schmid

FRANCE’S Front National was last night poised to take more than 200 seats at this year’s local elections – more than a hundred times the two seats the party won in 2011. The local council elections will act as a testing board for the far right party and serve as an opportunity for it to cement its place as a major force in French politics.

There is a worrying trend emerging in French politics, in a similar vein to what happened at Westminster when Ukip began to make gains. (continue reading...)