France

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

23 April 2018 7:57

Twenty-one years ago the sun finally set on the British Empire with the handover of Hong Kong. Now, the sun…

Why should France tolerate Islamic intolerance?

22 April 2018 10:43

Why has the refusal of France to grant a passport to an Algerian woman who declined to shake the hand…

Islamists are relishing France’s slow slide into chaos

26 March 2018 11:41

There is something fundamentally rotten at the heart of the European far-left. In Britain it manifests itself in institutional anti-Semitism,…

The chivalry of France’s murdered policeman

24 March 2018 11:44

There’s one word you may not hear in connection with the death of Lt-Col Beltrame who died last night, the…

Islamist terror returns to France

23 March 2018 14:07

Islamist terror returned to France this morning with at least three people reportedly killed when a Moroccan man, reportedly claiming…

France’s socialist party is failing to learn from its mistakes

19 March 2018 10:37

France’s socialist party are to be congratulated for pulling off the remarkable feat of selecting as their next leader a…

Macron backs May over Russia

15 March 2018 14:04

President Emmanuel Macron has offered his full support to Theresa May and said that France may take its own action…

Marine Le Pen’s relaunch falls flat

15 March 2018 12:08

It wasn’t the weekend that Marine Le Pen envisaged. When last Saturday dawned in the northern French city of Lille,…

Could the golden girl of the French right emulate Macron?

21 February 2018 8:24

The news that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen will share a stage this week with US conservatives, addressing the annual Conservative Political…

Gavin Williamson’s diplomatic incident

16 February 2018 16:55

Since Gavin Williamson was appointed as Defence Secretary, the Conservative MP has been in a rush to prove his credentials.…

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…

France’s Jewish population has good reason to feel afraid

2 February 2018 11:49

In January 2016, Nicolas Sarkozy was honoured by British Jews at a ceremony in London. The former French president was…

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,…

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 is becoming the darling of the Deplorables

21 December 2017 7:00

The French have long loved a beauty contest and this year’s Miss France was screened on Saturday night on prime…

Laurent Wauquiez could bring Emmanuel Macron crashing back to earth

11 December 2017 8:20

Laurent Wauquiez has done the easy part. It was never seriously in doubt that the 42-year-old was going to win…

The French left is tearing itself apart over Islam

30 November 2017 15:16

Six months into his presidency, Emmanuel Macron looks untouchable. He has conquered the unions, and his political opponents are a…

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…

What has France’s anti-Brexit rock star got against Britain?

11 November 2017 10:55

The latest single of Bertrand Cantat, a French pop singer who murdered his girlfriend and who was present in the…

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…