Jonathan Miller

Will French voters be revolted by the new popular front?

18 June 2024 10:07 pm

The Nouveau Front Populaire has been formed to take on Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen in the French legislative…

Can Macron still outplay Le Pen?

15 June 2024 9:00 am

Petulance, panic and performance. President Macron’s broadcast following the evisceration of his party in last weekend’s elections for the European…

French healthcare shows there’s another way for the NHS

8 June 2024 10:26 pm

Nigel Farage says the NHS ‘isn’t working’ and has suggested the UK adopt a French-style heathcare system. He’s evidently been…

The EU wants to make travelling to France a misery

28 May 2024 11:06 pm

Exciting developments may be in store for everyone travelling to Europe from this autumn onwards. That’s to say riots, gnashing…

Macron’s empire is falling apart

25 May 2024 2:32 am

‘Maoré na Farantsa paka tcho!’, Emmanuel Macron declared five years ago campaigning in Mamoudzou, speaking the local language of Shimaoré…

The bizarre sexual politics of the French

11 May 2024 6:30 pm

‘More sex please, we’re French,’ declared, in effect, France’s president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, demanding that his compatriots counteract a…

Will under-13 curfews really make France safer?

26 April 2024 12:10 am

Rebecca, a British friend who taught theatre studies at a celebrated English public school before she was brutally sacked during…

French bureaucracy cannot be defeated

25 April 2024 1:34 am

When Emmanuel Macron launched his campaign to win the French presidency eight years ago, he promised to cut the number…

The real reason French spies aren’t caught in honeytraps

11 April 2024 7:02 pm

French spies are impossible to blackmail in honeytraps because their wives already know they’re having affairs. And if you believe this,…

Will the Seine be safe for the summer Olympics?

9 April 2024 6:20 pm

Emmanuel Macron’s promise to strip off to his Speedos and swim in the Seine to prove it is safe for…

How Brigitte Macron captured the Elysée

24 March 2024 5:32 pm

As Emmanuel Macron approaches the end of the second year since his re-election, his presidency seems to have become a…

Macron has spied an easy win with his assisted dying Bill

12 March 2024 2:06 am

Emmanuel Macron was predictably theatrical when he introduced his Bill on the end of life yesterday. In the proposed legislation,…

Journalists are out to censor the French GB News

15 February 2024 4:09 am

Left-wing journalists have won a huge battle in France against CNews, the country’s most popular news channel. France’s Council of State,…

France’s farmers’ revolt isn’t all it seems

31 January 2024 12:53 am

The toll station on the A9 motorway near the French-Spanish border is closed with cones and guarded by the local…

The endless narcissism of Emmanuel Macron

17 January 2024 9:43 pm

I watched Emmanuel Macron’s prime time press conference last night but I wish I hadn’t. It was meant to be…

Subsidies have defanged the French media

8 October 2023 5:30 pm

It’s not surprising that much mainstream French journalism is complacent, incurious and stenographic. The elite French media is lavishly subsidised…

The campaign to destroy the French GB News

28 September 2023 10:54 pm

The campaign to destroy GB News in Britain is precisely mirrored by a campaign to eliminate CNEWS, its French equivalent.…

Macron’s political relaunch was a masterclass in self-belief

25 September 2023 7:40 pm

After months of inbound slings and arrows, Emmanuel Macron, powdered by the star dust of the royal visit, relaunched himself…

Starmer’s Paris trip is based on a fantasy

19 September 2023 10:33 pm

One small trip on the Eurostar for Keir Starmer is one giant kick in the teeth for Rishi Sunak. The…

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic problem

4 September 2023 10:40 pm

Ladies and gentlemen, please make sure your seat belt is securely fastened and your seat backs and tray tables are…

Nicolas Sarkozy’s Russia intervention is a disgrace

19 August 2023 3:56 am

Team Putin has this week gained a new and vaguely prominent supporter: Nicolas Sarkozy, the disgraced former President of France.…

In defence of private jets

18 July 2023 3:43 am

Barbara Amiel was right that one private jet isn’t enough. One jet is always in the wrong place, or undergoing maintenance,…

Why Europe riots

8 July 2023 9:00 am

What’s behind the rise of gang violence across Europe?

My dog has been cancelled by Pride

24 June 2023 6:00 pm

Bella is a three-year-old dog of indeterminate breed. I found her by the side of the road.  She is fearless,…

Macron’s last adventure: the president vs the public

1 April 2023 9:00 am

Can he face them down?