George Galloway says legacy of Hitler and Nazis will help stop Marine Le Pen

George Galloway says France will be desperate to prevent any chance of a far-right government

Adolf Hitler's Nazis occupied France during the Second World War

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

George Galloway says the dark legacy of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis may inadvertently keep Marine Le Pen out of power in France.

Le Pen, the leader of Front National and arguably the most recognisable far-right politician in Europe, is due to contest the French presidency next year against Francois Fillon, a former prime minister who advocates far more left-wing policies.

Galloway, speaking to political expert Anand Menon on his show, says that France's experience of the Second World War, when it was occupied by the German forces and a large chunk of the country was forced to live under the yoke of Nazi role, will ensure the public are hyper-vigilant when it comes to the prospect of another right-wing ruler.

"The Neo-Nazi badge will surely be enough to ensure that all of the left in all its various forms will vote for Fillon rather than the proto-fascist" Galloway said.

Listen to the clip above