Emmanuel Macron

Is this film saying relationships between teachers and kids are OK? Scarborough reviewed

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Scarborough is a small British film but it will give you a very big headache. Its subject is teachers who…

The G7’s doomed effort to preserve the hegemony of white power

31 August 2019 9:00 am

When the G7 was first convened in 1976 it made sense for those countries to gather. In a world divided…

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 secret of Matteo Salvini’s success

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Last summer, when Italy became the first major European country to get a populist government, Steve Bannon was cock-a-hoop. The…

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Hope will rise out of the ashes of Notre Dame

20 April 2019 9:00 am

‘Great edifices, like great mountains, are the work of centuries,’ wrote Victor Hugo in Notre-Dame de Paris. ‘The man, the…

Emmanuel Macron has united his country – against him

13 April 2019 9:00 am

 Montpellier An embattled, incompetent leader distrusted and disliked by a vast majority of voters. A wobbly economy that might be…

Portrait of the week: Britain’s knife crime epidemic, a trip to Brussels and Emmanuel Macron’s EU plea

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Home Two 17-year-olds were stabbed to death in London and Manchester, bringing the number of teenagers killed in knife crime…

How to solve Europe’s Nato problem

23 February 2019 9:00 am

There are four major power blocs in the world — the United States, Russia, China and the EU. Of these,…

Take it from a cartoonist: shoes are the real windows into the soul

15 December 2018 9:00 am

I spend most of my time drawing politicians, trying to work out what makes them distinctive. The eyes, the expression,…

Let them buy Teslas! How Macron became the enemy of the French

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is supposed to be the cleverest man in France but he has painted himself so completely into a…

The gilets jaunes have become a symbol of resistance worn with pride by the downtrodden

8 December 2018 9:00 am

I met a friend for lunch in Paris last Sunday. He and his wife had come up from the countryside…

Britain must reject the European model

24 November 2018 9:00 am

France has been in a state of organised uprising this week, with 300,000 motorists taking to the streets and autoroutes…

French President Emmanuel Macron during a wreath laying ceremony in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2017 during the Armistice Day commemorations marking the end of the first world war

France’s second world war shame

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The monument to this French village’s war dead is a plain white stone block with the head of a grizzled…

Is Emmanuel Macron having a meltdown?

10 November 2018 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron was elated when France won the World Cup in July. The photograph of him leaping out of his…

Macron’s summer of discontent

4 August 2018 9:00 am

‘It could be argued that getting out of the office to beat up some leftists is a good way to…

Portrait of the week: a new royal baby, more Brexit rows and the Trump-Macron bromance

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Home No. 10 insisted: ‘We will not be staying in the customs union or joining a customs union.’ The undertaking…

Macron’s Thatcher moment has arrived

7 April 2018 9:00 am

The honeymoon is over for Emmanuel Macron. His first 11 months in office have been something of a breeze —…

Brexit suggests we’re on the right side of history

16 December 2017 9:00 am

How nice it would be, in this season of good cheer, to find something hopeful to say. Being a historian,…

Greece Notebook

28 October 2017 9:00 am

I have come to Greece in search of sanity over Brexit. Ostensibly it is a symposium to discuss relations between…

Diary

8 July 2017 9:00 am

A trip to the supermarché at the beginning of our French month yielded many of the necessary things one also…

The Spectator’s notes

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Having worked flat-out to defend judges over the Article 50 case in the Supreme Court, the BBC has gone the…