Why Not Open a National Front Disco?

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France's favorite racist, Front National leader Jean-Marie Le Pen—Mr. "Keep France for the French"—is selling his party's suburban Paris headquarters in an attempt to pay off a significant debt accrued during the 2007 election. The catch? The buyer is a malevolent foreigner! The BBC reports:

France's anti-immigrant party, the National Front, is selling its headquarters to a Chinese university, according to the party leader.

Jean-Marie Le Pen has confirmed that the party base has been purchased by a Shanghai university. 

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But his party faces growing financial difficulties. It has already sold its bullet-proof car on eBay.

The party has a total debt of some 9m euros ($13.4m; £7m), according to French newspaper Le Monde, partly due to a poor showing in the 2007 legislative elections which meant it had to cover its own campaign costs.

Headline reference, from the infamous Finsbury Park show.

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  1. Now, that’s funny.

    C’est fou!

  2. Come on, he’s not against the Chinese. They’re the good ones.

  3. [f]rance’s favorite racist, Front National leader Jean-Marie Le Pen-Mr. “Keep [f]rance for the [f]rench”-

    That does not quite pass the racism test. It fails in the element of being for a particular race of humans.

  4. “It has already sold its bullet-proof car on eBay.”

    And there’s another greedy foreign company profiting from the fall of the National Front!

  5. Joking, I was only joking when I said I’d like to smash every tooth in your head…

  6. Panic on the streets of London
    Panic on the streets of Birmingham
    I wonder to myself
    Could life ever be sane again ?
    The Leeds side-streets that you slip down
    I wonder to myself
    Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
    But Honey Pie, you’re not safe here
    So you run down
    To the safety of the town
    But there’s Panic on the streets of Carlisle
    Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
    I wonder to myself

    Burn down the disco
    Hang the blessed DJ
    Because the music that they constantly play
    IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE
    Hang the blessed DJ
    Because the music they constantly play

    On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
    Provincial towns you jog ’round
    Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
    Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
    HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
    HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
    HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
    Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
    HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
    HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
    Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
    HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
    HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
    Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
    HANG THE DJ

  7. It’s a sad sad day for democracy when a party has to raise money to pay for its own campaign.

  8. Imagine if wrapping your self in the American flag at a concert was seen as racist, it’d be the end of country music as we know it.

    Morrissey is no racist — anyone who listens to him and the Smiths knows he’s got a wee bit of sarcasm and wit he likes to throw about.

  9. National Front Disco? Not bad, but I will truly applaud when you reference “You’re the One For Me, Fatty” the next time you do a story on the (so-called) obesity epidemic.

  10. Come on, he’s not against the Chinese. They’re the good ones.

    They did turn the eiffel tower red when the Chinese visited.

  11. Is “French” a race now? Plus, I thought “keep France for the French” was pretty much how ALL French people felt. Wasn’t that what all the rioting was about?

    Whatever. I don’t care. It’s France.

  12. France’s anti-immigrant party, the National Front, is selling its headquarters to a Chinese university, according to the party leader.

    So they’ve…surrendered to the concept of foreign investment.

  13. I guess Morrissey’s observational lyric of “America – where the president is never black, female or gay” might soon be obselete.

  14. Is “[f]rench” a race now? Plus, I thought “keep France for the [f]rench” was pretty much how ALL [f]rench people felt. Wasn’t that what all the rioting was about?

    No, races are for humans. Covered in an earlier comment.

  15. Actually, “Keep France for the French” is more of a nationalist slogan. I think it applies equally against Africans and Germans.

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