Someone said :
In fairness to his twisted logic, it is based on the idea that they are a part of the "French Nation", just like Sinn FÃ©in considers Northern Ireland part of the Irish Nation (as per the Irish Constitution)
It is not like he wants Algeria back, or Gerry Adams wants Wales to split from the UK...
They may be wrong, but in their logic this is not hypocrite.
What was closer to being hypocrite was his collaboration in 1989 with the Belgian Vlaams Blok in the EU parliament... but again he would claim to have supported nationalist parties across Europe, and the VB was in favor of splitting Belgium.
We cannot claim that a nationalist party is not entitled to maintain international relationships with other nationalist parties.
If they were defining themselves as exclusively xenophobic, it would be a case we could argue ... but they only hate foreigners "at home". Once the foreigners are "back home" they can become nationalist allies.
I completely agree. There is nothing hypocritical in what Le Pen is saying (and it's a she now, by the way
). It might be in bad taste etc, but the French Front National
are simply airing their views. Why would anyone be surprised at an ultra-nationalist party looking for more Lebensraum
! The Walloons are French-speakers after all and Belgium is something of a contrived state, rightly or wrongly. Wallonia probably couldn't survive on its own, if Belgium were to separate.