“There is not no such thing as French culture,” French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said in Lyon at the beginning of February.
“France is a country with Greco-Latin and Christian roots,” replied the young Front National leader Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. “For Macron, France should be seen like a startup business. For him, our country is not a nation, it’s a space. You can come in, move out of it as you like, enjoying the generosity of our system. Me, I gaze in wonder at the gothic cathedral you have here in Sens, the most splendid in France, and marvel at the majesty of Racine’s verse. But all that doesn’t exist [for people like Macron]. The only thing that counts is productivity, the economy, benefits,” she added quoted by The Guardian.