French election

Today in France, there is a presidential election. Marine Le Pen is expected to do well. She represents the far right and may be labelled as a populist, but really is a fascist. In difficult economic times, desperate people will make disparate choices at the ballot box. Here in the US, people voted for Trump in the hope of change and in Britain, people voted for Brexit. These are choices that people would not make in more prosperous circumstances.