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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Brigitte Bardot on far right’s Marine Le Pen: ‘she is the Joan of Arc of the 21st century

French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot has praised France's far-right leader for being a modern-day "Joan of Arc."
In an interview with Paris Match magazine to mark the former sex symbol's 80th birthday, Bardot says Marine Le Pen, leader of the anti-immigration National Front party, is the one person who could "save" France.
“I hope she saves France, she is the Joan of Arc of the 21st century,” Bardot told the magazine. “I am a native Frenchwoman and proud of it. I mourn the fact that my beautiful country has deteriorated in every way. It’s criminal to submit to these depths.”
Bardot has long championed the far-right party. The National Front has become more mainstream in recent years and has proved popular among French voters and challenging the two main parties, the UMP and the Socialists.

President of French far-right party Front national (FN) Marine Le Pen could save France, says Bardot. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images President of French far-right party Front national (FN) Marine Le Pen could save France, says Bardot.
Joan of Arc is considered a heroine of France.
Born in the fifteenth century, Joan said she received visions from the Archangel Michael to recover France from the English during the Hundred Years’ War.
She gained prominence after defeating the English at Orleans but was later captured and burnt at the stake.

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