Gavin Mortimer

France has become Europe’s Wild West

27 May 2024 9:16 pm

New Caledonia must not become the ‘Wild West’ declared Emmanuel Macron last week during his flying visit to the Pacific…

Why Le Pen is happy to cut ties with the AfD

23 May 2024 11:14 pm

This evening French television broadcasts a live debate between prime minister Gabriel Attal and Jordan Bardella. The president of the…

Men in tights: football’s next problem?

22 May 2024 11:39 pm

It was 21° celsius in London on Sunday so it was curious to see Everton’s Idrissa Gueye wearing tights underneath…

The far right isn’t the only threat ahead of the European elections

21 May 2024 9:30 pm

In France, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Hungary and Austria parties described by their foes as ‘far-right’ are on course for…

Is Putin causing trouble for Macron in New Caledonia?

17 May 2024 5:57 pm

Five people have now been killed and scores wounded in the New Caledonia insurgency as Emmanuel Macron struggles to restore…

France is spiralling out of control

16 May 2024 4:53 pm

The cold-blooded execution of two prison guards at a Normandy motorway toll on Tuesday has shocked France. It is for…

The Normandy prisoner escape shines a light on France’s criminal underworld

15 May 2024 1:29 am

‘Sometimes when we turn on the television we get the impression that nothing’s going well in France,’ Emmanuel Macron said…

France is waking up to the threat of the Muslim Brotherhood. Is Britain?

10 May 2024 4:00 pm

Donald Trump made headlines this month when he claimed that London and Paris are no longer recognisable because ‘they have…

Macron is deluded if he thinks he can persuade Xi to change

7 May 2024 6:54 pm

Try as he might Emmanuel Macron and his party are unable to arrest the popularity of the National Rally. A…

Draft dodgers are undermining Ukraine’s plea for help

6 May 2024 8:37 pm

Emmanuel Macron warned recently that Europe is in ‘mortal danger’. The French president said that Russia cannot be allowed to win…

No, the war in Gaza is not like Vietnam

3 May 2024 10:11 pm

America’s National Public Radio (NPR) this week likened the 2024 student protests in campuses across the USA to those of…

Von der Leyen can’t buy her way out of the migrant crisis

3 May 2024 1:46 am

Elections have a wonderful way of focusing a politician’s mind. So it is with Rishi Sunak and the Tories, who…

Why Britain’s Rwanda Bill has rattled Emmanuel Macron

30 April 2024 6:54 pm

Britain’s Rwanda Bill has exposed the deep divisions in France between how the people and the political elite regard mass…

Who asked France’s celebrities for political advice?

28 April 2024 4:00 pm

Since 2012, the French actor Omar Sy has lived in Los Angeles. One of his houses has included a sprawling…

A tide of Euroscepticism is sweeping France

26 April 2024 8:44 pm

Britons should be fearful of Tony Blair’s call to the Labour party to ‘reset’ relations with the EU. The former…

Have Londoners forgotten how to stand up to anti-Semites?

24 April 2024 4:00 pm

There are some among the tens of thousands who march through London each week who genuinely seek peace in Gaza.…

Iran should be banned from the Paris Olympics

19 April 2024 6:46 pm

Few would disagree with Ben Wallace’s description of Iran as a ‘bully’. The former defence secretary made his comments earlier…

Why is the mayor of Tehran welcome in Brussels but not Nigel Farage?

17 April 2024 6:32 pm

‘How do you think this looks to the rest of the world?’ asked Nigel Farage as police attempted to shut…

France and Britain have both shamefully neglected the white working class

15 April 2024 5:34 pm

Emmanuel Macron told a communist newspaper earlier this year that he didn’t consider Marine le Pen’s National Rally part of…

Germanophobia is growing in France

13 April 2024 6:30 pm

There was a time earlier this century when few politicians in France would dare criticise Germany. The country was the…

Macron vs Putin: this summer’s Olympic battle

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Dixmont, Yonne Last summer, Emmanuel Macron lashed out at France’s constitution because it prevents him from running for a third…

The EU’s migrant pact is worthless

11 April 2024 7:45 pm

It has been a bloody April in France. Last week a 13-year-old girl of Algerian origin was beaten unconscious, allegedly by her…

The plot to bring down Emmanuel Macron

9 April 2024 9:52 pm

Last week Emmanuel Macron inaugurated the Olympic aquatic centre that will host the swimming and diving events at this summer’s…

France’s schools are succumbing to the Islamist threat

5 April 2024 9:05 pm

A 13-year-old Muslim girl was beaten unconscious outside her school gates in Montpellier in southern France on Tuesday. Her mother…

A leftist revolution won’t stop Marine Le Pen

3 April 2024 6:49 pm

A well-known French radio comedian recently suggested an armed revolution in the event Marine Le Pen is elected President in…