Fear and Loathing: Understanding the extreme right vote in France

By Tony Connelly, Europe Editor In the village of Dugny, to the north east of Paris, a small group of political activists have gathered in the home of Gil Clavel, a local ski instructor. Monsieur Clavel, who drives a peugeot that has seen better days, is serving home made buns and coffee to two portly and polite middle-aged ladies, and a young man named Charles, in his small, white painted terraced home. The excited chatter and the rattle of coffee …