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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.…

Merkel is right about Trump – so where does that leave Britain?

30 May 2017 11:46

Angela Merkel has never been a showboating politician. Public speaking isn’t her forte – she prefers to work behind the…

Populism is making a comeback in Europe, and Austria is leading the way

20 May 2017 11:53

Last year’s Austrian presidential election looked like a turning point for the European Union. Alexander Van der Bellen, a soft…

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…

Why Brexit Britain should root for a Merkel landslide

15 May 2017 17:19

Never mind Eurovision. For Germany, the state election in North Rhine Westphalia on Sunday was the big one – the best…

Are Remainers brighter than Brexiteers?

14 May 2017 8:00

Are Leavers thicker than Remainers? The short answer is: yes. At least, on average. That’s according to a paper analysing…

Brexiteers are Marine Le Pen’s natural opponents

8 May 2017 16:35

I’m a Brexiteer and I’m glad Le Pen lost. Those Brexit-bashers who say ‘Brexit-Trump-Le-Pen’ almost as one word, as if…

Can a liberal Catholic now save France?

8 May 2017 12:18

France is a muddled nation, n’est-ce pas? And at the root of the muddle is, guess what, religion. Maybe the muddle…

The third party of France: the abstainers

7 May 2017 20:30

‘I’ve never seen anything like it,’ said the deputy mayor as we counted the votes in the Salle du Peuple…

The size of the challenge that awaits President Macron is monumental

7 May 2017 19:50

Emmanuel Macron is the eighth and the youngest president of the Fifth Republic, winning an estimated 65pc of the vote…

Macron is president – but he starts out under a deep cloud of suspicion

7 May 2017 19:03

Sunday night’s extravagant celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s ascension to the presidency of the fifth republic will draw le tout Paris…

All hail Macron, but the real story of the election is the great disgruntlement in French politics

7 May 2017 19:03

Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidential election. He is projected to have won by just over 65pc, pretty much the exact…

Le Pen – the female champion of the excluded – trumps Europe’s shouty men

7 May 2017 10:00

Pierre Poujade was a French shopkeeper who, in the mid-1950s, led quite a powerful right-wing revolt in favour of the…

It’s now time to say: Congratulations President Macron

6 May 2017 10:16

There is perhaps some remote mathematical chance that France’s new elected monarch will be struck down by a meteorite before…

The EU’s leaders are flummoxed by democracy

6 May 2017 9:00

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s main Brexit negotiator, tweeted on Monday: ‘Any #Brexit deal requires a strong & stable understanding…

L’abstention: the third option for France

5 May 2017 12:30

This weekend, France will again go to the polls in the final round of voting. The choice is between Marine…

Emmanuel Macron is the perfect product of Parisian groupthink

4 May 2017 16:38

As the polls reopen this weekend for the coronation of Emmanuel Macron, the political establishment will congratulate themselves for having…

Marine Le Pen has come out with the best political line of the year

4 May 2017 11:02

It was the best line of the night. The best line of the campaign, in fact. It might even prove…

What the papers say: Theresa May hits back against Brussels

4 May 2017 8:46

Theresa May’s missive to Brussels delivered on the steps of Downing Street had a simple message: keep out of our…

Slick Macron triumphs over Le Pen in France’s feisty TV debate

4 May 2017 8:37

There were times during last night’s televised debate between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron when it resembled more a…

Could the French far left propel Marine Le Pen to victory?

3 May 2017 17:22

The French philosopher Jean-Pierre Faye’s career has encompassed everything from fiction to prose poetry, but he will best be remembered…

Theresa May pulls no punches in her attack on the European Commission

3 May 2017 16:25

Theresa May has kicked off the Tory general election campaign with a remarkably punchy statement in Downing Street. She accused…

The EU has gifted the Republican cause a blueprint for a united Ireland

3 May 2017 12:39

Theresa May’s awkward dinner date with Jean-Claude Juncker stole the headlines, but there was another Brexit development that passed with much-less…