Thursday, March 23, 2017

Anti-immigration Politicians Link London Attack to Migrant Policy

THE GUARDIAN: Marine Le Pen calls for tighter borders, while Nigel Farage says London attacks prove Trump’s hardline policies are right

Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, has joined anti-immigration politicians in linking the London attack to migrant policy, despite the attacker being British.

Le Pen, who is forecast to reach the second round runoff in France’s presidential election in May, said on Thursday the attack underlined the importance of countries being able to protect their borders and stepping up general security measures.

“We must control our borders,” the Front National leader told France’s BFM TV and RMC radio. “The problem we have today is this form of low-cost terrorism, radicalised individuals acting alone, without a network. It’s a new form of terrorism that requires all the measures we are not taking at present.” » | Jon Henley and Amber Jamieson | Thursday, March 23, 2017