Emmanuel Macron

My debt to Boris Johnson

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Back in 1997 when I was narked on by a fellow journalist (Simon Walters, currently of the Times, then of…

Don’t bet against Emmanuel Macron

25 June 2022 9:00 am

It’s nice to be back on the old continent again, especially after getting within a couple of hundred yards of…

Boris is falling into the Macron trap

22 June 2022 5:00 pm

You can’t blame Boris Johnson for jetting off to Kyiv last week for another meet-and-greet session with Volodymyr Zelensky. He…

Macron vs the deep state

2 June 2022 11:47 pm

French diplomats are on strike today. But will anyone notice? Not to be immodest, I am especially well qualified to…

Blair is wrong: the future of Britain shouldn’t involve Macron

28 May 2022 6:00 pm

Tony Blair believes the way forward for Britain is to seek guidance from Emmanuel Macron. The former British prime minister…

Can anyone stop Emmanuel Macron?

5 May 2022 3:10 am

If they weren’t insufficiently weary of politicians, the French will be invited to vote all over again for the Assemblée…

Forget Le Pen 2027

25 April 2022 5:30 pm

If Emmanuel Macron has any sense he will be back in the office this morning. Sunday night’s celebratory shindig was…

Narcissist vs fantasist: France’s gruesome choice

23 April 2022 9:00 am

France faces a gruesome choice

Le Pen drives Paris mad. That’s why her voters love her

21 April 2022 1:30 am

When asked to define Marine Le Pen in a single word, a majority of French people came up with ‘cats’…

The French election should be a warning for Boris

16 April 2022 9:00 am

In just over a week’s time, Emmanuel Macron will most likely win a second term. He has the opponent he…

The French elite are playing into Le Pen’s hands

13 April 2022 8:12 pm

The cry of ‘aux barricades’ is reverberating around France as the country’s political elite rush to form a Republican Front.…

Like him or loathe him, Macron is Europe's driving force

11 April 2022 5:48 am

If you want to know why Marine Le Pen almost certainly won’t win the French presidency on 24 April, listen…

Progressives vs populists: Macron, Orban and Europe’s faultline

9 April 2022 9:00 am

It’s the progressives vs the populists, Macron vs Orban

Macron is the Messiah for French millennials

3 April 2022 5:45 pm

Emmanuel Macron welcomed the faithful to Paris on Saturday at a rally in the west of the capital. I know…

The Macron Paradox

18 March 2022 4:30 am

With just 24 days to go before the first round of French presidential voting, the political landscape has become borderline surreal,…

Macron, the reverse Zelensky

15 March 2022 5:12 am

Which Western leader has been the most shameless when it comes to Ukraine? America’s Vice President ‘Calamity’ Kamala Harris is another…

Macron appears unassailable

4 March 2022 12:00 am

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France for whom few voters have expressed much affection, is suddenly the leader of a…

What's behind the wave of French police suicides?

2 March 2022 6:00 pm

Since Russia invaded Ukraine last week the western media has focused on little else. In Britain this concentration is understandable:…

Why does Macron keep meddling in international crises?

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Macron’s global posturing may prove to be his downfall

Has Putin outplayed Macron in Africa?

23 February 2022 10:15 pm

While the world is focused on Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron has withdrawn all French forces from Mali. Last weekend, thousands of…

Macron’s diplomatic failure in Russia was still a political success

23 February 2022 4:07 am

President Emmanuel Macron may or may not have imagined that his mission to Moscow would head off armed conflict in…

Is President Macron’s re-election as safe as it looks?

16 February 2022 12:10 am

In February 1995, Jacques Chirac was at 12 per cent in the polls. Two months later he was president. Two…

Shadows of Macron: could Valérie Pécresse become France’s first female president?

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Could Valérie Pécresse become France’s first female president?

Eric Zemmour isn’t to blame for France’s anti-Semitism crisis

29 January 2022 6:00 pm

Emmanuel Macron sees anti-Semitism everywhere except where it really lurks. Earlier this month his government accused protesters opposed to the…

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…