Here's The Real Reason Marine Le-Pen Should Scare The Crap Out Of Europe


So the big story to come out of the French election yesterday was the strong showing of right-winger Marine Le-Pen, the anti-immigrant Euroskeptic who came in 3rd place.She won’t be in the runoff vote, but because she (theoretically) represents a large bloc of conservative voters, people expect Sarkozy to tack in her direction between now and the runoff on May 6.

But regardless of the way the May 6 election goes, or how Sarkozy panders between now and then, that’s not really the big issue.

The big issue is that Marine Le-Pen was wildly popular among youth voters according to pre-election polls. According to one poll in early April, Le-Pen was winning among 18-24 year old voters.

When the future of rich European country like France is so strongly in favour of a Euroskeptic the political establishment around the Eurozone has to be pretty terrified.

Between this news, and the well-known youth unemployment problems in Spain and elsewhere, it’s hard not to see how Europe is blowing it for an entire generation.

For more on this weekend’s big events, see here >

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