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Marine Le Pen’s Front National is a fascist organisation – and it threatens to make a breakthrough in the French presidential elections on Sunday. We look at its roots and development, who votes for it and why, and the elements of its fascist organisation that it seeks to hide.

22 April 2017 | In depth

Oil workers have shut down all France’s refineries, dockers and railworkers have walked out againts a new labour law, while “Nuit Debout” protestors are in the streets, and the government is stirring up racism to try to divert the anger. John Mullen reports from France

25 May 2016 | In depth

The BBC said the FN was “routed” in the election – but in reality it was no such thing: although it didn’t take a region, these elections have been a triumph for the fascist party.

15 December 2015 | In depth

These artists do not set out with the conscious aim of looking at class. But through their art they have created works of beauty that demonstrate the complexity and changing nature of working class life

29 November 2015 | Tracks of the month

John Mullen reports from France on the state of emergency, the left and more in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris

16 November 2015 | In depth

You know there is a drought of good music when swathes of the music press tell you Marks to Prove It, by the Maccabees, is the album of the summer. So in the never-ending search for new and exciting music, I have spent the last month buying reissues and crate digging.

11 August 2015 | Tracks of the month