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British media backing Le Pen view of Europe through Brexit prism
But all those British headlines virtually cheerleading Le Pen, suggested she is "storming into the final straight" - when even her own campaign directors were disappointed in her showing - go a little further. After all, her vote was no surprise. The polls got it bang on. The woman has just two MPs in the French parliament. What makes her the catnip to their keyboards?

The answer is that for the rabidly pro-Brexit media, everything European is seen through the Brexit prism and their desperate need to defend that stance.

Le Pen has made electoral headway, yes. But she is not exactly a 24-year-old shooting star, more a career politician leading a 45-year-old party founded by her father, funding much of its activities with income from the EU whose principles she roundly rejects (and is currently under investigation over alleged misappropriation of some of those EU funds), yet somehow manages to wear the coveted "outsider" label, in this two-horse race.

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