Gavin Mortimer

Macron's vaccine passport is uniting French anti-fascists and nationalists

2 August 2021 5:52 pm

Saturday was what is known in France as the Chassé-croisé, the busiest day of the year on the roads, when…

Macron's war on Covid meets resistance

28 July 2021 6:00 pm

A manager of an attraction park in France was reportedly assaulted on Sunday after he denied entry to a customer.…

Emmanuel Macron’s dangerous infantilisation of the French

26 July 2021 5:23 am

From St Tropez to La Rochelle to Deauville, there is a familiar sight this summer in many of France’s most…

Macron’s vaccine passports are a betrayal of French values

19 July 2021 5:24 pm

What a celebration of diversity I witnessed in Paris on Saturday as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the…

Macron steps up his war on identity politics

3 July 2021 4:01 pm

The lifestyle magazine Elle is best known for its beauty tips, fashion recommendations and recipe ideas but the latest issue in France contains…

The growing extremism of France's Green party

29 June 2021 5:16 pm

On Sunday evening I met three left-leaning French friends for a picnic in a Parisian park. We’d hardly begun the…

Boris is in danger of becoming Britain's François Hollande

27 June 2021 4:53 am

Last week’s by-election result in Chesham and Amersham was a slap in the face for Boris Johnson. Fortunately it was…

French democracy is in trouble – and the EU is to blame

25 June 2021 5:41 pm

France’s airwaves have been crackling with indignation this week, as politicians wring their hands at the record abstention in the first…

How Les Bleus united France by not taking the knee

17 June 2021 8:22 pm

For those who lean to the right and live in France, Tuesday nightwas magnificent. Not only did LesBleus open their…

France is divided on 'taking the knee'

15 June 2021 11:53 pm

Until this month ‘taking a knee’ has not been a French phenomenon. When the Black Lives Matter movement spilled out of…

France’s Covid stoicism has put Britain to shame

9 June 2021 8:51 pm

I feel like a teenager again. Tonight I’m allowed out until 11pm. What’s more, I’m permitted to go inside my…

Macron fiddles as France burns

29 May 2021 3:50 pm

In May 2017 Emmanuel Macron struck a regal pose as he strode across the esplanade of the Louvre to address…

The BBC’s shameful smearing of the French police

21 May 2021 10:27 pm

I had my first jab on Wednesday, at a vaccination centre in the south of Paris, run by the fire…

Why French soldiers are moving against Macron

10 May 2021 7:04 pm

Emmanuel Macron was in Strasbourg on Sunday where he addressed the Conference on the Future of Europe. This is where…

Is France losing its war on terror?

28 April 2021 4:44 pm

A political storm has swept France in recent days. It follows the publication of an open letter by twenty retired…

The banalisation of Islamist terror bodes badly for the West

25 April 2021 7:54 pm

Another day, another Islamist murder in France – this time, a 49-year-old policewoman fatally stabbed in the neck by a…

Starmer's Labour is following the French Socialists into oblivion

9 April 2021 6:27 pm

Why does Keir Starmer seem set on following the example of the French Socialist party, and leading Labour into electoral…

Is the US to blame for the far-left takeover of France's universities?

19 March 2021 10:46 pm

There is a belief in some quarters of the Anglosphere that the French are too wise to succumb to what…

Macron is using Islam to outmanoeuvre Le Pen

17 February 2021 6:00 pm

There was a rally in Paris on Sunday at which a couple of hundred protestors vented their anger at the…

The rise of Florian Philippot, France’s answer to Nigel Farage

13 February 2021 12:05 am

These are dispiriting times for France. The 6pm curfew and the closure of bistros and theatres have taken all the…

Europe’s cowardly response to terror

7 November 2020 7:00 pm

It says much about the endemic moral cowardice of Europe that Emmanuel Macron is being hailed as the saviour of…

France is under attack because of its culture, not its cartoons

3 November 2020 3:47 am

Let us imagine for a moment that Emmanuel Macron takes the advice of many in the Anglophone world and bans…

Macron's France is fearful and angry

31 October 2020 4:19 am

On Thursday morning, I visited the cathedral at Reims. The central door on the north side is dedicated to Saint…

The empty rhetoric of ‘je suis Samuel’

19 October 2020 7:28 pm

The mother of my daughter didn’t attend yesterday’s rally in Paris to honour the memory of Samuel Paty, the teacher…

Macron's fight with the far-left over extremism

7 October 2020 10:05 pm

Emmanuel Macron’s bold declaration last Friday that the Republic will eradicate Islamic extremism appeared to draw a swift response in…