Marine Le Pen

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