Daily Mail proprietor Viscount Rothermere with Adolf Hitler
The only (indirect) allusion Richard Waghorne makes to the National Front's concept of "national identity" being one defined by Fascism is his statement that Marine Le Pen's efforts "to regulate the political instincts of her party mitigate without cancelling-out present reminders of its unacceptable past" - referring to Marine's father, the convicted racist, convicted Holocaust-denier and alleged torturer Jean-Marie Le Pen, who has visited Britain as a guest of both BNP chairman Nick Griffin and of Griffin's openly Nazi predecessor John Tyndall.
Because French voters don't generally read British tabloids like The Daily Mail, Richard Waghorne's analysis is unlikely to make much difference to the French election, but WILL provide huge positive reinforcement for the likes of the UK's own National Front and British National Party. In terms of his own motives, Richard Waghorne gives the game away in letting-slip the name of Friedrich August Von Hayek - the right-wing Austrian economist, whose wild distortions of "libertarian" philosophy had (alongside those of his colleague Milton Friedman) a critical influence on Margaret Thatcher's Monetarist economics and on the policies of Chilean Fascist, mass-murderer and torturer General Pinochet.
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The 2nd photo here shows Daily Mail proprietor Viscount Rothermere posing with Adolf Hitler