Le Pen foes relish Dutch vote, but French election may be different

It was during an interview with former Ukip leader Nigel Farage that Ms Le Pen praised the Government and Parliament for their "remarkable and honourable" acceptance of Brexit.

Marine Le Pen, the National Front's candidate, secured 17.9 per cent of the vote, placing her in third place.

"He went to Algeria, he explained it was necessary to build a bridge as it were between Europe and Algeria for even more immigration, which is the opposite of what Brexit stands for in the choice made by the British people".

May for inviting Emmanuel Macron for talks at Downing Street, describing him as "the opposite of what Brexit stands for".

Ms Le Pen replied: "Well, obviously there is potential".

Theresa May has been roundly criticised by French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen after the British premier failed to meet up with her but instead hosted her rival Emmanuel Macron in February.

Ms Le Pen, who has pledged to deliver "Frexit" if elected as the country's president, praised the United Kingdom for leading the way out of the "prison" of the EU.

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Asked whether she had requested a meeting with May, Le Pen said she had not but would have to meet May if she was elected.

The Dutch result drove the euro higher, and analysts in the banking and investment industry - where many see Le Pen as a grave danger because of her plans to quit the single currency and probably the European Union too - also took heart.

The letter, published by the Tahiti Today blog, acknowledged the Tahoeraa's support for her bid to become the next French president and outlines her response to Flosse's desire to make French Polynesia an associate state of France.

"There is no reason not to take the British decision in our stride and work with Great Britain in negotiations that will take place between two nations that have had longstanding trade relations for centuries".

"And in spite of the threats, in spite of the blackmail, the leaders are sticking to the will of the people".

'I see no reason why there should be customs duties between our countries, ' she said.

Similar to Trump, Le Pen said she also plans to reach out to Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisting that Russia was not a threat to France, and that Russia could become a trade partner, on the same par with the US. "After Brexit, nothing will happen to French citizens living in Great Britain and nothing will happen to British citizens living in homes in France".

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