John Keiger

France’s downward spiral of coronavirus repression

24 March 2020 11:48 pm

In France there is a palpable sense of administrative and political panic in how to deal with the coronavirus epidemic.…

Coronavirus means the EU will never be the same again

22 March 2020 5:51 pm

The European project was built on the idea of rendering future war among European states impossible. The EU is programmed…

Revealed: Michel Barnier and France's Brexit stitch-up

14 March 2020 8:01 pm

The glaring difference between the EU and British negotiating goals has been brought into plain sight. In readiness for the…

How might a big Boris victory change Britain?

4 December 2019 12:39 am

If Boris Johnson wins a clear majority on 12 December, it could mark a big turning point in British history.…

Expect fireworks at this week’s Nato summit

2 December 2019 4:49 am

This week is seminal for Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron. Boris, in Watford, is hosting one of the most important…

Jacques Chirac leaves behind a limited legacy

26 September 2019 11:39 pm

The death today of the Fifth Republic’s fifth president, at the age of 86, is also the passing of its…

Can France keep Germany in check after Brexit?

24 August 2019 7:46 pm

‘France has a German policy, she has no other’, remarked the seasoned observer of international affairs and future editor of…

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit saviour

20 August 2019 8:38 pm

One thing on which Remainers and Brexiteers can agree is that Brexit delayed is Brexit denied. The government continues to…

The moment the European project first went wrong

10 July 2019 6:21 pm

At a time when the EU is at its least popular and, worse still, least respected, it is worth reflecting…

How Britain can make life difficult for the EU during the Brexit extension

15 April 2019 6:00 pm

It is not good form for the British to be awkward and obstructive. The art of the compromise was the…

Could Brexit lead to Frexit?

8 April 2019 6:00 pm

Struggling to understand the ways of the French, the francophile Winston Churchill reflected whimsically in 1942: ‘The Almighty in His…