“The EU is a DISASTER and Le Pen WILL WIN presidency” Chomsky blasts Brussels bloc

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Marine Le Pen has promised to hold a referendum on France’s place in the EU – similar to Brexit – and Chomsky has tipped the Front National leader to win the presidency in the upcoming election later this year.

Brexit has sparked a series of anti-establishment movements across the world in 2016, with Donald Trump’s Presidential election following and Le Pen’s election becoming a real possibility.

Mr Chomsky said: “I don’t think Germany would initiate it [the collapse of the EU] because they are beneficiaries of the union. If the union falls apart, I think it would be a tragic development.”

The 87-year-old said failed “neoliberal policies of the past generation” had spurred the rise of populism and right-wing movements around the world.

He added: “These programs were designed in such a way so that they would lead to stagnation and even decline for a large part, actually, majority of the population. They also severely undermined democracy, which is even more true in Europe than in the US.

“The result of these processes is that people are angry, disillusioned, their hopes for the future have collapsed.”

The esteemed activist said while post-World War II integration was one of the “great achievements” following Hitler’s defeat, he claimed the continuation of the policy was no longer sustainable.

Mr Chomsky said: “The establishment of a single currency without the proper political structure is a recipe for disaster.”

He slated the eurozone’s single currency, claiming that nations have “no control over their currencies” and certain nations benefit more than others as there is “no compensatory system that exists in the federal structure like in the US”.

He argued that the current system does not all “rich sectors to assist the poor sector in times of difficulty” – a scenario which occurred when Greece was bailed out to the tune of billions but led to turmoil for its citizens.

He continued: “In Europe, whoever is elected, no matter where they are in the political spectrum, the policies are going to be the same, because they are not determined by the policies in their countries.”

Mr Chomsky hinted Trump would not drain the swamp as the business tycoon promised during his Presidential campaign – and that his cabinet picks only confirmed this.

He said: “Take a look at Trump and who he has appointed for the cabinet. Secretary of Treasury, most important position, determines what happens in the economy, is he anti-establishment? He comes from Goldman Sachs.”