Britain should not be punished for leaving the European Union (EU) and France should consider leaving the euro itself, Front National leader Marine Le Pen has said.
Len Pen, who is currently ahead in polling for the first round of the French presidential election, said she would reverse President Francois Hollande’s policy of "punishing" Britain for leaving if she is elected.
She also predicted the collapse of the euro currency, denouncing it as "tool" for Germany to prop up its own economy while making everyone else suffer.
Speaking in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Le Pen said: "What is the point in punishing a country? It is senseless, unless you think the EU is a prison, and you are condemned if you escape. I want to rebuild our damaged relations with the United Kingdom." "A people decides its own destiny. You cannot force a country to do something that is against its own interests, or against the democratic process," she added.
She also warned that she was prepared to see the whole euro project collapse if necessary.
"France is the political heart of Europe, and the moment we leave the euro the whole project collapses," Le Pen said.