French politicians from across the divide have slammed Christian Vanneste, a member of parliament from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, over comments he made denying France deported gays during the occupation
French politicians from both sides of the spectrum condemned MP Christian Vanneste on Wednesday, following comments he made denying France had deported gays during World War II.
A spokesperson for socialist presidential candidate François Hollande issued a scathing statement deeming Vanneste’s diatribe as “not only homophobic, but also as denying the Holocaust”. Holocaust denial can be a very serious criminal charge in France, punishable by prison time.
Date created : 2012-02-15