Alain Juppe

Marine Le Pen will gain the most if Francois Fillon is forced to stand down

6 March 2017 15:18

Marine Le Pen must be struggling to contain her glee at the implosion of the centre-right Républicains party. An extraordinary…

Farewell Fillon. Can ‘establishment’ candidates ever win anywhere again?

2 February 2017 16:56

It’s hard not to feel for François Fillon, the French presidential hopeful whose career is now imploding. He looked destined for…

François Fillon wants to wage war against the French state

28 November 2016 10:30

François Fillon crushed Alain Juppé on Sunday night in the second round of voting for the presidential nomination for France’s…

Juppé, Fillon or Le Pen: who will define the French right?

21 November 2016 12:36

And once more the polls have got it wrong. For months French pollsters confidently predicted that the first round of…

Could Le Pen win in France? After Trump, it’s foolish to rule it out

10 November 2016 9:45

France’s centre-right newspaper, Le Figaro, is running a poll on its website asking readers if they’re happy to see Donald…

Why the French favour secularism over appeasement in the fight to defeat Islamic extremism

21 October 2016 14:57

In the apartment block next to mine in Paris there are two Muslim families. One I see often: the dad…

Corsican nationalism is gaining strength. Could it soon cause problems for France?

14 December 2015 11:28

The second round of the French regional election was surprising in many ways. Surprising, because the strategy of the ‘Front…