The Rassemblement National (RN) is a far-right, anti-Muslim political party that launched as the Front National in 1972. The party has extreme, fascist roots but under the leadership of Marine Le Pen it has attempted to ‘de-demonise’ its image, including renaming itself in 2018. However, the party remains extreme.
This downloadable and easily sharable fact-sheet gives an overview of what you need to know about the RN and offers evidence of why we they should be opposed.
From Le Pen comparing Muslims in France to Nazi occupation, to the party’s leading MEP candidate, Jordan Bardella, saying his home suburb had been “submerged by mass migration” after being asked about a far-right conspiracy theory propagated by the Christchurch mosque shooter (who had donated to Generation Identity, a group with ties to the RN), we must not let the RN gain ground.