French election

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…

Emmanuel Macron is France’s Ed Miliband, not its Justin Trudeau

13 April 2017 9:28

President François Hollande was unable to fix France during his presidency, now expiring. Can he fix the French election by…

How Marion Le Pen is undermining her aunt’s campaign

11 April 2017 11:51

Marine Le Pen sees plots everywhere. In her view the media, the Socialists, the judiciary and even the European Union…

Meet the London bankers voting for Le Pen

6 April 2017 15:00

With weeks to go until the French presidential election, the London branch of Marine Le Pen’s Front National are working hard. In the…

Is Emmanuel Macron part of an establishment plot?

3 April 2017 12:57

In 2002, I befriended an old Frenchman called Andre. He had been a resistant, one of the first, and when…

Macron and Le Pen both fail to dazzle in first French Presidential debate

21 March 2017 8:49

It was the burkini that brought Monday night’s debate to life between the five main presidential candidates for next month’s…

Marine Le Pen will gain the most if Francois Fillon is forced to stand down

6 March 2017 15:18

Marine Le Pen must be struggling to contain her glee at the implosion of the centre-right Républicains party. An extraordinary…

Francois Fillon limps on despite ‘fake job’ probe

1 March 2017 12:13

Francois Fillon had previously said he would drop out of the French Presidential race if corruption allegations against him resulted…

Could Le Pen win in France? After Trump, it’s foolish to rule it out

10 November 2016 9:45

France’s centre-right newspaper, Le Figaro, is running a poll on its website asking readers if they’re happy to see Donald…