When Nicolas Sarkozy was elected president, he surprised many--including many in his own party--with his apparent ouverture to the left. Now, the only apparent ouverture is to the extreme right, and, unlike the other, it is not openly avowed. A group "associated with the UMP," La Droite libre, will be staging a debate, at UMP headquarters, on the subject "Immigration, Islamism, France Threatened?"
The founder of La Droite libre is one Rachid Kaci, a deputy prefect (le devoir de réserve not withstanding). He has an interesting past.