Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron was right to scold his over-friendly fan

20 June 2018 12:36

Obviously, one mocks little President Macron for telling a teenager to call him ‘Monsieur le President’. How long before the…

Macron is restoring France’s dignity

20 June 2018 10:38

Has there ever been a time when the leaders of France and Great Britain are so diametrically opposed in character…

Macron’s defeat of the railway unions is as historic as Thatcher’s victory over Scargill

15 June 2018 9:13

Who would have thought it? French president Emmanuel Macron has defeated the French railway unions. His victory is as symbolic…

Will Macron meet his match in Marion Maréchal?

23 May 2018 10:13

Last summer, a French magazine warned on its front cover that 250,000 migrants were headed their way in 2018. ‘Alarmist’,…

Trump and Macron’s special relationship is no surprise

24 April 2018 16:40

People are expressing bemusement that Presidents Trump and Macron should get on well, since they seem such different people. Surely…

Watch: Donald Trump’s Macron power play

24 April 2018 16:11

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have a history of trying to upstage each other on the world stage. When the…

Emmanuel Macron is Making France Great Again

14 April 2018 10:00

Since Emmanuel Macron became president last year, he has unashamedly courted the world’s presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and chancellors. Much…

Macron’s naive plan to revive national service

16 February 2018 12:32

Emmanuel Macron’s vow to press ahead with plans to bring back national service for France’s youth has taken many by…

Macron charms, but won’t give ground on the City

18 January 2018 19:27

Emmanuel Macron is revelling in his new status as the preeminent politician in Europe. In his joint press conference with…

Emmanuel Macron’s charm offensive is paying off

18 January 2018 11:14

Summit? What summit? Coverage of today’s Anglo-French tête–à–tête at Sandhurst can best be described as low-key on the French side…

France and Brexit: lessons from history

18 January 2018 9:00

Almost 50 years before Brexit, there was a ‘Frexit’: France shocked her allies in March 1966 by giving notice of…

President Macron is winning the political talent show

18 January 2018 8:30

A predictable epidemic of froggy bashing has erupted in Britain as Emmanuel Macron brings his global victory tour to Britain.…

Brexit Britain’s Macron paranoia

17 January 2018 11:57

In 2015, millions of French people tuned in to watch French Bashing, a television documentary which sought to explain why…

The Bayeux Tapestry is coming home at last

17 January 2018 10:14

The Entente Cordiale is alive and well, it seems. It was announced today that, thanks to the benevolence of Emmanuel Macron,…

Theresa May could learn a lot from Emmanuel Macron

17 January 2018 8:24

Theresa May hosts Emmanuel Macron at Sandhurst tomorrow, an encounter that is unlikely to paint the British Prime Minister in…

May can’t bend Macron’s ear on Brexit until she knows what the UK wants

13 January 2018 10:39

Emmanuel Macron and half a dozen of his top team are heading to the UK late next week. I write…

The French women who stood up to the #MeToo movement

10 January 2018 16:37

Why the big fuss about the 100 eminent Frenchwomen, including Catherine Deneuve, who have criticised the #Metoo movement as a…

The ‘Queen of France’ is making life difficult for Macron

4 January 2018 8:00

The new year in France has got off to its traditionally violent start, with hundreds of cars set ablaze across…

Emmanuel Macron looks shiftier and less likeable by the minute

15 November 2017 12:26

One of the must-have applications for smartphones in France is called C’est la Grève, which helpfully shows all the strikes ongoing…

Macron’s biggest enemy is himself – not the unions

31 August 2017 16:13

The labour market would be revolutionised. France would start growing rapidly again, leading the way in Europe. Tech entrepreneurs would…

Why western women are now the Islamists’ target of choice

23 August 2017 9:24

There has been an unprecedented development this year in the Islamists’ war on the West. For the first time their…

Eight people who think they could be Britain’s Emmanuel Macron

22 August 2017 13:53

Emmanuel Macron may have the lowest approval ratings of any modern-era French president during their first 100 days – but here in Britain,…

France’s terror threat hasn’t gone away

9 August 2017 14:54

The latest attack in France couldn’t have come at a worse time for the government. On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Édouard…

France is getting fed up with Brigitte Macron

7 August 2017 11:17

Having recently hosted Bono and Rihanna and taken centre stage during Donald Trump’s visit to France, Brigitte Macron now has a…

Emmanuel Macron has already given up on reforming France

28 July 2017 12:42

Labour regulations were going to be swept aside. The euro would be reformed, tech entrepreneurs would flock to Paris, and…