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French Revolution: could it be President Le Pen?

16 February 2017

12:42 PM

16 February 2017

12:42 PM

We are delighted to offer subscribers to The Spectator first opportunity to purchase tickets to our forthcoming event French Revolution: could it be President Le Pen? This event is likely to sell out so book now to avoid disappointment.

Is France on the brink of a political revolution? Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, may well top the first round of voting in the presidential election on April 23. Another outsider, Emmanuel Macron, a liberal former banker, could be the only thing standing between her and the Élysée Palace. Meanwhile, four established candidates for the presidency have backed out or been rejected by France’s voters – and another, François Fillon, is on the ropes after a financial scandal. Make no mistake: a Le Pen victory would lead to a political earthquake that would shake the European Union to its core. It is unlikely, but they said that about Brexit and President Trump. Whatever form it takes, should we welcome a shake-up in the cradle of European revolutions?

Chaired by Andrew Neil, speakers include:

  • Melissa Bell, CNN Paris Correspondent
  • Anne-Élisabeth Moutet, journalist and political commentator
  • Professor Robert Tombs, British historian of France, and professor of French history at St John’s College, Cambridge

Wednesday 26 April | 7 p.m.

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR

Tickets cost £23 for subscribers or £28 for VIP seating (front 5 rows)
To book call 020 7961 0044 or head to the Spectator Events page


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