Gavin Mortimer

Faith

Europe’s cowardly response to terror

It says much about the endemic moral cowardice of Europe that Emmanuel Macron is being hailed as the savior of the continent. For what? For having the audacity to utter a single word: ‘Islamism’. In identifying the ideology behind the wave of brutal terrorism that has swept Europe this century, Macron has also shown more […]

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Europe

France is under attack because of its culture, not its cartoons

Unable to cut the metaphorical tongues of the French, Islamists are literally cutting their heads in an attempt to terrify them into submission

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Europe

Macron’s France is fearful and angry

The French president cannot fathom an ideology that brooks no compromise

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Europe

The empty rhetoric of ‘je suis Samuel’

France is in a war for its soul

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Europe

Macron’s fight with the far left over extremism

The majority response to the French president’s promise to combat Islamic extremism is skepticism

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Europe

Has terror returned to the streets of Paris?

A man attacked several people close to the former offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo with a meat cleaver

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Europe

France has partly seen sense on face masks

But to see someone on the streets in Paris without a mask has become increasingly rare in recent weeks

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The French coronavirus approach could be working

There’s a greater maturity in the way that the French press have covered the crisis and that’s reflected in the behavior of the people and politicians

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

What Blitz spirit? The Brits are showing a deep shelter mentality

Social distancing doesn’t do much for an esprit de corps

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Europe

Emmanuel Macron is experiencing the calm before the storm

Bonne chance, Monsieur le president, you have won your ‘war’ but the peace may be harder to master.

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Europe

Paris’s banlieues are burning once again

There have now been four successive nights of rioting

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Europe

The snitches of Europe

Should we be surprised that the British have been as zealous as the French in denouncing each other?

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Europe

France won’t be fooled by Macron’s radical reinvention

How long ago it feels since he strode regally into the Élysée with a vow to restore respect and dignity to the presidency

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Europe

Coronavirus marks the end of open borders in Europe

Economically Europe may move to the left, but socially, the direction will be to the right

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

Liberté, égalité and fraternité are being put to the test in France

Memes have started circulating on social media, among which is one inviting people to name the day when they’ll crack

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