French politicians have ‘organised their own impotence’: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

Young French politician and Front National parliamentarian, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, said that her colleagues from the centre-right UMP and Socialist Party “have organised French political impotence”. She was participating last night in a debate on the “War of the right-wing parties” on the talkshow “Les mots croisés” on France 2, the state-owned channel.

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Marion Maréchal-Le Pen on last night’s programme

Maréchal-Le Pen went further and claimed, in a rare statement for a sitting parliamentarian and member of the National Assembly in her country, that “one may well ask oneself the question, whether politics still has the capacity to change things”. She blamed “successive transfers of sovereignty to Europe, as well as government by the judges of the European Court of Human Rights whose ultra-extensive jurisdiction takes precedence over internal law” for this state of affairs. Circulars from Brussels to governments constitute another source of power abuse as bureacrats dictate to politicians what to do in their home countries.

According to Marion Maréchal Le Pen, the centre-right UMP “has been an accomplice to all of that”, and regardless of their sympathies for the Gaullist tradition in France, she feels that the European issue has to be confronted as it affects “the power of politics and the maintenance of politics in France”.