Emmanuel Macron

France’s ‘Somewheres’ want revenge

29 June 2024 9:00 am

The builder who has been working on my house in Burgundy will be voting for Marine Le Pen’s National Rally…

Starmer and Le Pen’s similarities

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron’s decision to call a snap election in France is turning out to be a blunder of Sunakian proportions.…

The 28-year-old who legitimised Marine Le Pen

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Marine Le Pen’s National Rally – formerly the National Front – is expected to triumph for a third time running…

It’s good to be back on the back benches

29 October 2022 9:00 am

After the shale gas vote, I was literally sent to Coventry – to visit the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre. It…

Inside the Booker Prize

22 October 2022 9:00 am

It’s been a great week for the powerful fantasies of fiction (see more below), but over the weekend no novel…

The murder of Lola and the failure of Marconism

19 October 2022 4:00 pm

Last Friday, a beautiful 12-year-old Paris girl named Lola failed to come home from middle school. Later that evening, her…

Marine Le Pen wants France to become the next Sweden

20 September 2022 9:33 pm

While Emmanuel Macron spent Sunday in London honouring the memory of the late Queen Elizabeth, Marine Le Pen marked her…

What kompromat does Trump have on Macron?

31 August 2022 1:05 am

Did Donald Trump have kompromat on Emmanuel Macron within the secret files seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago Xanadu?…

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…