Discussion

French revolution: could it be President Le Pen?

Is France on the brink of a political revolution? Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National, is leading the polls for the first round of the French presidential election on 23 April. Another outsider Emmanuel Macron, could be the only person standing between her and the Élysée Palace. A Le Pen victory, however unlikely, would be a political earthquake for the European Union. Should we welcome a shake-up in the cradle of European revolutions?

 

Speakers

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

Chair

Chairman of The Spectator Magazine Group. A well-known anchorman on BBC TV, he is the presenter of The Daily Politics, The Sunday Politics and This Week.

Melissa Bell

Melissa Bell

CNN Paris correspondent

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet

Journalist and political commentator

Robert Tombs

Robert Tombs

Professor of French History at St John's College, University of Cambridge

Jonathan Fenby

Jonathan Fenby

Author and historian

Dominique Moïsi

Dominique Moïsi

Founder and senior advisor at the Ilfri (the French Institute for International Relations)  

Venue

Royal Geographical Society, London, SW7 2AR