According to this report from the BBC, Jean-Marie Le Pen has made an unexpectedly strong showing in the first round of the French Presidential elections. I wonder what would happen if he won? Remember that there was talk of sanctions against Austria when Jorg Haider won there, and even when Silvio Berlusconi won in Italy. Le Pen is very far to the right of those two (and an extremely nasty piece of work for whom I hold no brief, I hasten to add). I hope he loses, but a nasty little devil inside me is chortling at the schadenfreude I would feel were he to win.
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