The FN was excluded from the Charlie Hebdo rally because, although Marine Le Pen is trying to make her party look respectable, it has a long history of violence, neo-nazi connections and negationism. Beside the small matter of the recent news of multi-million euro loan on favourable terms from that great democracy, Russia. It’s not so difficult to see why, considering how she and her father profess to admire Putin and his policies. Marine’s strength at the moment is that she can claim: I told you so! She is right, like a broken clock is right every 12 hours: if you repeat something forever, it will be right occasionally, it doesn’t mean that the rest of the FN baggage makes sense or is acceptable in a civilised society.