Emmanuel Macron

How the Gilets jaunes movement could spread across Europe

10 December 2018 10:27

The eminent historian Emmanuel Todd was on the radio in France last week. He had much to say, none of…

Emmanuel Macron’s next fight could be his toughest yet

6 December 2018 10:52

In normal circumstances, Emmanuel Macron would welcome a trip to Marrakech in December as an opportunity to escape cold Paris…

In praise of the Gilets jaunes

3 December 2018 13:12

At last, a people’s revolt against the tyranny of environmentalism. Paris is burning. Not since 1968 has there been such heat…

Emmanuel Macron has united France against him

3 December 2018 12:06

I would say we’ll always have Paris. But maybe not. It was only a few weeks ago that French president…

Emmanuel Macron is Donald Trump in reverse

1 December 2018 9:00

Is Emmanuel Macron the oddest leader in the EU? When he became President of France last year, he made a…

The rivalry between Macron and Salvini is a battle for Europe’s soul

21 November 2018 11:04

When Emmanuel Macron won a resounding victory over far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in the 2017 French presidential elections –…

Macron and Trump’s doomed bromance is good news for Le Pen

14 November 2018 11:52

Emmanuel Macron’s hosting of sixty world leaders in Paris last weekend to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice has turned…

France is fracturing but Macron remains in denial

17 October 2018 8:58

As chalices go, few are as poisoned as the one Emmanuel Macron has just handed Christophe Castaner. Minister of the…

The euro is the source of Macron’s troubles

16 October 2018 11:17

A new interior minister. A new agriculture and culture minister. There wasn’t, despite some speculation, a new prime minister, but…

Macron is quick to take on nationalism. What about Islamism?

18 September 2018 11:18

On Sunday, I reached the summit of the col de Riou in the Pyrénées to find a shepherd tending his…

Conservatism and the radical centre

31 August 2018 15:45

Every so often, usually on Twitter, you hear calls for a new centrist party. The Tories have gone Brexit bonkers,…

How Macron is reviving Marine Le Pen’s fortunes

24 August 2018 12:41

It says much about Europe’s political establishment that Marine Le Pen has been charged over photographs she tweeted in 2015…

What the Benalla scandal reveals about Macron’s failing presidency

26 July 2018 12:49

The feel-good factor Emmanuel Macron hoped would surge through France following their World Cup win has failed to materialise. The…

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.…