Marine Le Pen

France, football and Marine Le Pen’s war on a French rapper

8 June 2021 11:20 pm

‘Dans ce rêve où ma semence de nègre fout en cloque cette chienne de Marine Le Pen.’ You don’t have…

France’s military wages war on Macron’s values

2 May 2021 5:54 pm

On 21 April 1961 France’s most senior generals staged a putsch in French Algiers, still an integral part of France.…

The provocative writer who could be the next French president

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The French journalist who could unseat President Macron

Macron eyes up a new career

11 February 2021 9:10 am

How is France dealing with its latest Covid wave? Not particularly well, if you listen to the director of epidemiological research…

Will Macron’s new sidekick help him get re-elected?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Is France’s latest prime minister just another fall guy?

Could coronavirus lead to Frexit?

4 April 2020 7:01 pm

Is France flirting with the idea of Frexit again? Coronavirus is currently provoking a chorus of ‘reprendre le contrôle’ (take…

Europe is a continent in crisis – where lo-vis people now wear high-vis jackets

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The ‘yellow vest’ protests against President Emmanuel Macron that swept through Paris and other French cities last month have evoked…

How Orbán duped the Brexiteers

22 September 2018 9:00 am

To the inhabitants of the British Isles, the nations of central Europe have always existed in a semi–mythical space, near…

France’s new right

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The result in France in the first round of the Les Républicains party’s primary elections marks the political death of…

The devil they know

26 November 2016 9:00 am

You will, by now, be familiar with the argument: that Donald Trump’s triumph in the American presidential election represents a…

François Hollande has found a shameful saviour

28 May 2016 9:00 am

France’s president is looking more hopeless than ever. But French politics is such a mess that he’ll probably survive

Two socialist triumphs (one of them for Marine Le Pen)

12 December 2015 9:00 am

What a pleasure it was to see two socialist parties triumph in the most recent elections. First, Labour increased its…

François Hollande hasn’t seized the moment. Marine Le Pen might

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Hollande isn’t seizing his chance. Marine Le Pen might

Is this the beginning of the end of liberal democracy?

21 November 2015 9:00 am

As a graduate student in the Harvard Department of Government in the late 1980s, I became slightly jaded about the…

Meet the intellectuals leading France to the right

29 October 2015 9:00 am

The nation’s intellectuals are being roiled by issues of immigration, sovereignty and freedom of expression

France’s divided centre-right must delight Marine Le Pen

12 September 2015 9:00 am

The leaders of the Républicains avoid Le Pen’s coarse language, but many offer similar immigration policies

François Hollande could still win. And this is why

25 July 2015 9:00 am

How France’s wobbly pudding of a president could still win again

The Heckler: down with the actor-commentariat!

4 April 2015 9:00 am

I’ve never been terribly keen on actors. I prefer hairdressers and accountants. And teachers and builders and lawyers. I may…

How Marine Le Pen is winning France’s gay vote

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Marine Le Pen’s unlikely rainbow coalition

Is Nicolas Sarkozy headed back to the Elysée – or to jail?

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Destiny is calling Nicolas Sarkozy. But it’s not clear whether he’s heading back to the Elysée – or to jail

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The desperate state of its politics seems to signal the end of the Republic