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France's Le Pen blames EU for Brexit

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7Dnews London

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:36 GMT

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has blamed the policies of the European Union for the UK’s exit, according to AP.

Le Pen said it was clear that the EU wanted to inflict punishment by imposing "conditions that are unacceptable to a large majority of the people in the UK and to members of the British government."

"If the EU wasn't what it is now, the United Kingdom would still have been a member of a structure that respects the nations, the people, that doesn't impose migration policies and deals that have very heavy consequences on our industries and agriculture," Le Pen said at a news conference on November 16th in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.

"The idea was to do as much evil as possible to the United Kingdom so that no other nation would rise against the EU or contest the EU," she said.

Le Pen is attending a forum of the Movement for a Europe of Nations and Liberties to discuss ways to make gains in next year's European elections.


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