French far-right journalist Eric Zemmour cast as Macron election rival – BBC News

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

BBC News published this video item, entitled “French far-right journalist Eric Zemmour cast as Macron election rival – BBC News” – below is their description.

With six months to go until the next French presidential election, it’s not Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen dominating the magazine front covers.

A new face in French politics, Eric Zemmour, hasn’t even formally announced his candidacy yet, but polls suggest he’s on track to challenge Le Pen for leadership of the hard right in France.

The child of Jewish Algerian immigrants, Zemmour has long drawn attention for his controversial views.

Now, he says, France is being “submerged” by migrants, and parents should be forced to give their children “French names”.

His speech at a rally in Béziers targeted France’s education system – “infiltrated by Marxism, anti-racism, and LGBT ideologies”, in his view.

The BBC’s Lucy Williamson attended the rally to meet him.

BBC News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - BBC News

The video item below is a piece of English language content from BBC News. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster funded by the UK Government, and British license fee payers. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London.

Recent from BBC News:

  • The story of 10 Downing Street Christmas Party last December – BBC News
  • Couple who killed six-year-old son Arthur Labinjo-Hughes jailed – BBC News
  • US and Mexico to restart Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy – BBC News
  • In This Story: Emmanuel Macron

    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

    Books #Ad

    4 Recent Items: Emmanuel Macron

  • Josephine Baker ceremony: French resistance hero, jazz artiste honoured
  • Far-right pundit Eric Zemmour launches 2022 bid for French presidency • FRANCE 24 English
  • EU plane to monitor English Channel amid row with UK over migrants | DW News
  • French fishermen block UK trade routes: “The English will not have a magical Christmas”
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Covid-19 – Omicron: South Africa reports a spike in child infections • FRANCE 24 English
  • Macron – UAE: ‘Growing suspicion in Gulf that US turning away from Middle East’ • FRANCE 24 English
  • Pakistan students work magic to transform campus into Harry Potter’s Hogwarts • FRANCE 24 English
  • The ‘agricultural mafia’ taking over Brazil’s Amazon rainforest • FRANCE 24 English
  • A regal return to live music: Ayo takes the deluxe edition of ‘Royal’ on tour • FRANCE 24 English
  • Policy shift on care for disabled French people in Belgium leads to unintended results
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.