Marine Le Pen pledges to work with Britain in Brexit negotiations
Mar 18 2017
Moreover, Le Pen claimed to have been snubbed by the British prime minister, Theresa May, who did not meet with her, citing a government policy not to deal with the Front National.
Ms Le Pen, who has pledged to deliver "Frexit" if elected as the country's president, praised the United Kingdom for leading the way out of the "prison" of the EU.
She was asked by Mr Farage if the EU's hardline stance on Brexit was putting the interests of Brussels above French workers, given her country's trade links with the UK.
She said: " Quite obviously, after Brexit nothing will happen to French citizens living in Great Britain and nothing will happen to British citizens living in France and who have homes in France.
Farage suggested to Le Pen that May's attitude towards her would change if she won the French election, drawing a parallel with Britain's dealings with U.S. President Donald Trump.
"When people live on our territory and are not criminals, if they don't dispute our laws, our ways of living, our customs, our values and so on, I see no reason why we should not continue to welcome them in the French style".
Asked whether she had requested a meeting with May, Le Pen said she had not but would have to meet May if she was elected.
That eased market concern about a populist backlash at the heart of the euro zone when French voters go to the polls in April and May and a German election is held in September.
It's unlikely Le Pen's words will reassure many who fear what she would do if she gained power.
The nationalist has pledged to renegotiate France's membership of the European Union and threatened that the republic would quit the bloc if she failed to get a decent deal. We are old allies and economically speaking as well, we have a great many exchanges to implement.
During the hour-long interview broadcast on Farage's LBC show on Wednesday night, during which Le Pen faced few tough questions, the FN leader said she felt a "sense of relief" after Brexit.
She told LBC Radio: 'I find it hard to understand the consistency of the ideas and convictions in this approach of hers because Mr Macron is of course, the key salesperson of globalisation'. May for inviting Emmanuel Macron for talks at Downing Street, describing him as "the opposite of what Brexit stands for".