Gavin Mortimer

Europe

France’s growing German skepticism

Macron entered the Elysée believing that he and Merkel would be the power couple of Europe

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

Is Macron losing control of France?

Urban warfare is growing in frequency, audacity and ferocity

By Gavin Mortimer

Education

Is the US to blame for the far-left takeover of France’s universities?

The battle has already been won by the far-left in France

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The rise of Florian Philippot

Is Marine Le Pen’s former number two France’s answer to Nigel Farage?

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The gang wars of Paris

It’s when the violence intrudes into the more upmarket districts of Paris that it makes the national news

By 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 […]

By Gavin Mortimer

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

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

Macron’s France is fearful and angry

The French president cannot fathom an ideology that brooks no compromise

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The empty rhetoric of ‘je suis Samuel’

France is in a war for its soul

By Gavin Mortimer

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

By Gavin Mortimer

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

By Gavin Mortimer

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

By Gavin Mortimer

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.

By Gavin Mortimer

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