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British media backing Le Pen view of Europe through Brexit prism
So who cops the blame for this one? If those ghastly metropolitan liberals - with their snide, superior ways and smothering of the plain man's right to fake news - stand accused of causing the stampede towards Trump-style misogynists, racists and isolationists, who is to blame for the rise of the unapologetically centrist Emmanuel Macron?

In case you've been away, the news is that the chosen candidate of Trump, Putin, Farage et al, Marine Le Pen, did not win. And Macron is neither left nor right. Apparently.

Even so, after Sunday, France is being portrayed as an echo of the United States, with electoral maps showing vast, rural spreads of Le Pen-supporting Forgottens versus solid clumps of Macron in the big cities. Macron is not that easily bracketed. He won the majority in places such as Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Brittany, Ile-de-France and Pays de Loire.

Still, after attempting to find representative young people for its Monday bulletin, Channel 4 News admitted it couldn't find a single young Le Pen supporter in Paris.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 at 02:10:05 PM EST
Actually, Macron "won the majority" nowhere. He won a plurality in the regions named, but the rural/urban and economic health factors dominate.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Apr 27th, 2017 at 05:12:42 PM EST
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