French elections

François Hollande’s ‘cabinet noir’: political myth or reality?

28 March 2017 13:06

It’s just as well François Hollande won’t have the opportunity to meet Donald Trump in person before he leaves the Élysée…

Marine Le Pen’s biggest political obstacle is her name

17 March 2017 10:41

I had an illuminating argument with a Socialist friend at the weekend. It began when I expressed my surprise that…

Emmanuel Macron’s idyllic vision of France is a myth

22 February 2017 17:08

As Emmanuel Macron stood on the steps of Downing Street on Tuesday urging Britain’s ‘banks, talents, researchers, academics’ to move…

Is Emmanuel Macron the doomed heir to Blair?

8 February 2017 9:25

I have a friend who lost three members of his family when an Islamic extremist drove a truck down the…