EU ELECTION SHOCK: Le Pen to recruit Salvini and Farage to tear apart Macron‘s plans

Ms Le Pen, leader of right-wing National Rally, is set to team up with the Italian deputy prime minister’s League movement to form a transnational supergroup after the European Parliament election. The French populist chief has seemingly scrapped plans for Frexit and an exit from the EU’s Eurozone bloc as she seeks to reform her own party. She claimed with the help of Mr Salvini, the eurosceptic group in the EU Parliament will be “much more advanced than Emmanuel Macron’s” attempt to create his own liberal bloc.

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Launching her “Europe of nations” project, Ms Le Pen said: “We have made changes in the last two years.

“The situation of isolation that we had in Europe is now over. We didn’t have much choice: either we had to submit to the EU or we had to leave it. But we now have allies.”

She added: “We have mandated Matteo Salvini to try to build this very big group for the defence of European nations.

“We want to go further and get the group, which is the biggest, the strongest possible.”

Salvini and Farage are being recruited to help disrupt Macron‘s globalisation plans (Image: GETTY)

With the help of Mr Salvini, she pledged to form a “very large sovereignist group in the EU Parliament”.

Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party is also in Ms Le Pen’s vision for the eurosceptic bloc.

She said: “He is welcome if he wants to join. Even if it might be just for a moment.”

Ms Le Pen’s movement, detailed in a 100-page manifesto, aims to defend “localism” by opposing French President Mr Macron’s push for more globalisation, which has attracted the criticism of the ‘Yellow Vest’ protest movement.

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Jordan Barella, who tops the right-wing movement’s EU election list, said: “We want to produce as many things as we can at a reasonable price.”

Nicolas Bay, a senior member of National Rally, said: “We are not contesting the principle of a single market but the unfair competition created at that level, particularly with eastern European countries.”

French companies that don’t use foreign workers, refuse to relocate and carefully choose their subcontractors will receive financial incentives, according to Ms Le Pen.

She also wants to dispose of the “undemocratic” European Commission, the powerful, Brussels-based civil service arm of the EU.

Her party pledges to create a smaller body, whose sole purpose is to ensure that the EU treaties are being applied rather than build legislation and directives to be followed across the bloc.

Mr Bay warned the new institution would “require the treaties to be renegotiated”.

He added: “But the fact that we have to sit at the negotiating table with other heads of state is not an obstacle.”

The European Parliament elections are set to take place across the EU between May 23-26.

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