‘The EU is a DISASTER and Le Pen WILL WIN presidency’ Chomsky blasts Brussels bloc

Thursday, December 1, 2016
By Paul Martin

THE EU is on the brink of collapse due to its failed neoliberal policies and the rise of anti-establishment movements worldwide, respected scholar Noam Chomsky has claimed.

By CHARLIE BAYLISS
Express.co.uk
Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Marine Le Pen has promised to hold a referendum on France’s place in the EU – similar to Brexit – and Chomsky has tipped the Front National leader to win the presidency in the upcoming election later this year.

Brexit has sparked a series of anti-establishment movements across the world in 2016, with Donald Trump’s Presidential election following and Le Pen’s election becoming a real possibility.

Mr Chomsky said: “I don’t think Germany would initiate it [the collapse of the EU] because they are beneficiaries of the union. If the union falls apart, I think it would be a tragic development.”

The 87-year-old said failed “neoliberal policies of the past generation” had spurred the rise of populism and right-wing movements around the world.

He added: “These programs were designed in such a way so that they would lead to stagnation and even decline for a large part, actually, majority of the population. They also severely undermined democracy, which is even more true in Europe than in the US.

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