Gavin Mortimer

Cheer up Boris, the French still like you

25 January 2022 8:00 pm

If, as many are predicting, the wheels are about to come off Boris Johnson’s premiership, few world leaders will be…

The fate of the French Socialists is a warning for Boris Johnson

21 January 2022 7:11 pm

The defection of Christian Wakeford to Labour has put a spring in the step of the left-wing party. Apparently it…

My life as an outcast under Macron's vaccine passport scheme

18 January 2022 10:01 pm

When the vaccine pass comes into effect later this week, I will not be able to enter a bar or…

Macron's anti-vaxxer bashing will backfire in France's 'lost territories'

10 January 2022 11:22 pm

Who are the ten per cent of the French population that Emmanuel Macron wishes to ’emmerder’ or, as we say…

Macron has crossed a line in his war on the unvaccinated

5 January 2022 7:22 pm

The new year has not started well for Emmanuel Macron. It began badly when some bright spark in the Elysée…

The misery of Macron’s Covid clampdown

24 December 2021 10:16 pm

My daughter’s Christmas won’t quite be the same this year. She and I are in England but her French mother…

Boris Johnson’s betrayal of conservative values

21 December 2021 8:51 pm

Two years ago this week I wrote a piece for Coffee House entitled ‘Corbyn may be a goner but his…

Macron’s British travel ban is entirely political

17 December 2021 1:57 am

Emmanuel Macron subjected France to a two-hour primetime television interview on Wednesday evening which must have been a pre-Christmas treat…

Islamic extremists would welcome the election of Eric Zemmour

14 December 2021 7:16 pm

Eric Zemmour enjoyed a propitious weekend as he embarked on his first official overseas visit as a presidential candidate. It…

Meet the Brexit-hating Macron clone who could be the next French president

5 December 2021 9:08 pm

The best way to describe Valérie Pécresse is Emmanuel Macron in a blouse. The newly-elected candidate for Les Republicans (LR)…

Eric Zemmour's big weakness has been exposed

3 December 2021 7:02 pm

George W Bush will forever be in debt to The Donald. Before Trump became the 45th president of the United…

Zemmour's campaign launch painted a dark vision of France

1 December 2021 1:34 am

So it’s official: Eric Zemmour will stand as a candidate in next year’s French presidential election. It was hardly a…

Why a love child might help ‘Papa Zemmour’

28 November 2021 4:36 am

It’s not often you find Eric Zemmour plastered across the front of Closer magazine. Brigitte Macron, Beyonce and Lady Gaga…

The Channel deaths were a tragedy waiting to happen

25 November 2021 7:17 pm

Yesterday’s tragedy in the Channel has been ten years in the making. The British tabloids this morning are inevitably pointing…

Who is – and isn't – welcome in Sadiq Khan's London?

22 November 2021 8:49 pm

Right-wing Frenchman Eric Zemmour, who is expected to run for the presidency of his country next year, has been designated persona…

France is using migrants just like Belarus

13 November 2021 10:05 pm

It was hard not to laugh, coldly, at the statement from western members of the UN Security Council that condemned…

A troubling tide of anti-Semitism is sweeping Britain and France

13 November 2021 10:28 am

A day after the Israeli ambassador to Britain, Tzipi Hotovely, was harassed as she left the London School of Economics,…

Why is Jean-Luc Mélenchon's party trying to disarm the police?

9 November 2021 1:12 am

A French police officer was attacked with a knife in Cannes this morning. The victim – whose bullet-proof vest saved him…

Fishing for votes: what’s really behind our trade war with France?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Who has the most to lose from our trade war with France?

France must protect Eric Zemmour’s life

3 November 2021 6:28 pm

There are several similarities between Eric Zemmour and the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, and one distinct difference. The Dutchman was…

Zemmour's xenophobia

25 October 2021 11:45 pm

The received opinion is that Islam and immigration are Éric Zemmour’s prime targets as his putative presidential campaign gathers pace. But…

The idiotic myth of the ‘lone wolf’ attack

19 October 2021 7:44 am

In the summer of 2020 the French Senate published a report on the ‘Development of Islamist Radicalisation and the means…

Macron's Brexit obsession leaves him blind to France's real adversary

17 October 2021 4:35 pm

Emmanuel Macron’s Europe minister Clément Beaune is fast gaining a reputation for bashing all things British. ‘Stop telling us you do not need…

France's political elite created Eric Zemmour

9 October 2021 10:04 am

Love him or loathe him, Eric Zemmour is a breath of fresh air in French politics. Before he appeared as…

Macron's selective defence of free speech

5 October 2021 5:12 am

In the early years of his presidency, Emmanuel Macron became known as Monsieur ‘En Meme Temps’. The president of France…