Anton Savage: Don’t let Le Pen and Putin ride high on anti-EU rhetoric

It is time we stopped taking Europe for granted and acknowledged all the benefits it has brought us

Marine Le Pen and Vladimir Putin: the far-right French politician and Russian president will continue to encourage anti-EU sentiment

Marine Le Pen and Volodymyr Zelenskyy have done more in recent weeks to unify Europe than anyone else in recent history (albeit in radically different ways). Zelenskyy has wooed the continent to the Ukrainian cause with his entreaties about the existential threat they are fighting – as he would have it “on our behalf”.

And the far-right politician Le Pen, currently vying for the French premiership, has made many of us recoil in synchronous horror ...