There is something so perverse about a British immigrant to America weighing in on the election in France. But, I enjoy John Oliver so much that I did watch his latest show. The obligatory joke about the French eating snails didn't do much for me. Hello, stereotype! (For the record I eat tasty snails with butter and garlic but we all know better than to eat the disease-carrying ones in the garden.) It got funnier as he poked fun at the various candidates. It became deadly serious for me when he profiled Marine Le Pen of the Front National. Nothing funny at all about Le Pen's program and you can read on-line her 144 Engagements Presidentiels. Number 27 would eliminate dual-nationality for those who do not come from another EU state. Her target, of course, is the North Africans but it would also apply to Americans, Canadians, Brazilians, Chinese and anyone else who doesn't come from a European member state. I don't know if it would apply to people who are already dual citizens, but I think she'll go as far as she can if she's elected.
Oliver ends with an appeal in French which is indeed very funny because he has the most amazing. accent. (He should have included subtitles in French as well as English.) Can't argue with his take on the UK, US, and Le Pen though.
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