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Marine Le Pen: French turned into debt 'slaves'


Marine Le Pen, the new president of the French far-right National Front party, told Stephen Sackur that French leaders have betrayed their population by signing up to the EU and the euro, and that French people have become "slaves" to their debts.

Le Pen, a candidate for next year's presidential elections, wants France to leave the euro and the EU.

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