Emmanuel Macron

Macron's vaccine culture war

26 January 2022 9:10 pm

When French prime minister Jean Castex and health minister Olivier Véran held a press conference last week, they outlined the timetable…

Has Macron shot France's energy industry in the foot?

21 January 2022 4:15 am

Gas prices are soaring. Europe could be about to witness electricity shortages. Power companies are collapsing by the day, and,…

Will Marion Maréchal-Le Pen join Éric Zemmour’s campaign?

11 January 2022 7:10 pm

Is Marion Maréchal, granddaughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen and niece of Marine, about to emerge from political retirement to support…

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…

Macron and Barnier chase the nationalist vote

16 November 2021 2:54 am

For centrists of a certain age, few names are more likely to tug the heartstrings than Emmanuel Macron and Michel…

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?

Did Macron win the Brexit fish war?

3 November 2021 7:25 pm

Who is winning the fish war? Will gentlemen in England still a-bed think themselves accursed they were not there? This…

Emmanuel Macron is a clear and present danger to Britain

30 October 2021 6:19 pm

Once upon a time, the insolence demonstrated by Emmanuel Macron in his fish war with the United Kingdom would have…

Macron’s pointless fish war

26 October 2021 8:59 am

During the now virtually forgotten cod wars between Iceland and the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1976, the diminutive foreign…

Plan Z: the rise of Éric Zemmour

23 October 2021 9:00 am

France’s new insurgent, Éric Zemmour

Macron may well win. But Macronism is dead

14 October 2021 3:19 pm

President Emmanuel Macron was in an expansive mood this week as he commandeered the splendid beaux arts Grand Palais in…

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…

Eric Zemmour is eating Marine Le Pen alive

29 September 2021 8:59 am

French opinion polls are best taken with a generous bucket of sel de Guérande but this evening’s drop of a…

Von der Leyen is the real winner of the German elections

29 September 2021 5:00 am

The bald guy who leads the Social Democrats. The earnest looking Green lady. Or perhaps the guy in the charcoal-grey…

The German elections are good news for Macron

28 September 2021 7:31 am

The German election result means that a three party coalition will almost certainly be needed to form a government. Olaf…

Macron's ambitions have been torpedoed by Aukus

17 September 2021 6:50 am

Today France is outraged. First, explicitly because Australia has broken a large contract to have a French company design their…

Macron is playing Eric Zemmour’s tune

16 September 2021 3:10 am

In a big speech yesterday, Macron presented himself in almost Nixonian terms as guardian of law and order. He said…

Hidalgo has trashed Paris. Can she do the same for France?

14 September 2021 4:00 am

Anne Hidalgo, the socialist mayor of Paris, whose reign has submerged the city in debt and rubbish, is the latest…

Boris Johnson's Macron-esque pettiness

25 August 2021 3:30 pm

How we all hollered with outrage in May when Emmanuel Macron closed France’s borders to people arriving from Britain on…

Liberté, égalité, vacciné: France’s Covid passport revolt is just beginning

14 August 2021 9:00 am

France’s revolt against Covid passports is just beginning

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's Covid crackdown is a risky bet

13 July 2021 5:28 pm

Will the French accept compulsory vaccination against Covid? Health passports to get on a plane or train? Children of 12…

Is Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid doomed?

28 June 2021 11:27 pm

Nothing went as predicted in France’s regional elections. Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National did not win a single region and…