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Latest update : 2013-09-27

Flirting with the far-right: former PM Fillon divides UMP party

We ask whether France's main opposition party is cosying up to the far-right, following controversial comments by former prime minister François Fillon. Also, we look at President Hollande's admission that French taxes are "too much".

On the set:

  • Stefan de Vries, RTL4 Correspondent in Paris;
  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI. 

By Markus KARLSSON

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