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Le Pen vows to bring suit vs France over Calais migrants

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    Supporters of far right National Front party regional leader for southeastern France, Marion Marechal Le Pen, wave French flags and hold banners reading “France goes south with Marion”, during a campaign meeting in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, Dec.9, 2015.

PARIS >> The head of France’s far-right National Front has vowed to bring suit against the government over the situation in Calais, where thousands of migrants are camped in hopes of reaching Britain.

Marine Le Pen, in the race for head of the northern region, told BFM television Thursday the city had deteriorated to the point where the mayor was issuing passes to residents to get home.

Le Pen led in first-round voting in regional elections; the second round is Sunday.

She also reiterated promises to run for president: “I will ruin the government’s life, you hear me? Every day of the week, every minute of the day, they will hear about me.”

The Calais mayor’s office denied issuing passes, saying it was a safety measure put in place by police.

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  • When I see stories like this I sometimes wonder what became of the SA poster who not long ago related how he concurred with his European friends that the United States was far too dangerous to visit because of our “insane” availability of guns. I recall his assertion garnered a lot of support from the usual suspects lurking here, and as I further recall, just one other poster besides myself pointed out that safe travel even in a “Peaceable Kingdom” like western and central Europe depends entirely on where you go, who you are, and what you do.

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