Emmanuel Macron

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…

Justin Trudeau wants the West to worship at his feet

28 July 2017 8:27

Justin Trudeau, the wokest world leader, has officially achieved rock-star status. This week he appears on the cover of Rolling Stone…

The Spectator Podcast: Macron’s vanity fair

27 July 2017 13:04

On this week’s episode we discuss whether Macron is losing his gloss, ask if the Brexit talks are heading in the…

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are alike in their narcissism

15 July 2017 11:20

When Theresa May invited Donald Trump to London, shortly after his inauguration, the howls of the bien-pensant commentariat could be…

The preposterous pomp of Emmanuel Macron

5 July 2017 12:21

President Macron’s speech on Monday to the combined houses of parliament in the Palace of Versailles proved how stunningly different…

The migrant crisis could prove to be Macron’s undoing

5 July 2017 8:56

What a forty eight hours it has been for Emmanuel Macron. On Monday, he gave his regal address to the…

Emmanuel Macron and the restoration of French monarchy

4 July 2017 12:50

Have the French belatedly realised the error of their regicide and decided to restore the monarchy?  If so, will the…

France is finally looking forward to some Brit-bashing

29 June 2017 8:53

Was that a touch of gloating I detected last night as I watched the news on French television? The lead item…

Islamists have failed to divide France. Will they succeed in Britain?

21 June 2017 13:15

Islamic State will be delighted by what happened outside Finsbury Park mosque in the early hours of Monday morning. In…

The Euro’s badly-needed reform could finally be on the cards

20 June 2017 17:44

Has Germany finally started to shift its position on the future of the Eurozone? Speaking today, at a conference for…

How long can Macron’s message of hope survive?

19 June 2017 11:55

It says much about the extraordinary rise of Emmanuel Macron that some commentators are describing the outcome of Sunday’s second…

Macron’s landslide

12 June 2017 7:40

En Marche, a party created 14 months ago by Emmanuel Macron, is on course for a clear majority in the…

Macron mania is still sweeping across France

7 June 2017 11:07

It’s in the little gestures one learns much about a man, and such is the case with Emmanuel Macron. Since…

France has woken up to the danger of Islamism. Has Britain?

31 May 2017 11:03

If there’s one country that knows how Britain feels in the wake of last week’s suicide bombing in Manchester, it’s France.…

The Spectator Podcast: The Islamist worldview

25 May 2017 13:40

On this week’s episode, we reflect on the tragic events in Manchester and what can be done to prevent similar…

Emmanuel Macron’s new third way

16 May 2017 7:55

Édouard Philippe is the perfect fit to be Emmanuel Macron’s Premier Minister. A one-time Socialist who then switched to the…

François Hollande has handed his acolyte Emmanuel Macron a poisoned chalice

10 May 2017 16:49

Every politician in France is on manoeuvres. Vast chasms have opened up in the anti-Le Pen coalition and the country…

The National Front loses its golden girl

10 May 2017 9:19

The golden girl of the National Front has gone and with her go the grassroot hopes for an alternative to…

Tories claim May needs a Macron-style mandate for the Brexit talks

8 May 2017 18:59

It hasn’t taken long for the Tories to try to turn Emmanuel Macron’s victory in France to their advantage in…