Gavin Mortimer

Why are fewer Frenchwomen sunbathing topless?

The French have never been more sexually liberated than the British, Dutch, Italians or any other European nation

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

Could Marion Maréchal-Le Pen stop Macron winning a second term?

Maréchal’s decision is whether to challenge Macron in 2022, or wait another five years

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

France’s far-left are looking to Marine Le Pen as their savior

For the resurgent National Rally leader, revenge is on the menu

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The yellow vests are at the vanguard of a politically incorrect uprising

For many in France the media and political class are indistinguishable

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The strange love-in between Michel Houellebecq and Emmanuel Macron

Serotonin is set to follow the example of Submission and Atomised in record sales. What makes its author such a star?

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

My Saturday in Paris with the gilets jaunes

The gilets jaunes were diverse in age, sex, class and color. We could have been off to a music festival

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The gilets jaunes have become a symbol of resistance worn with pride by the downtrodden

A progressive President has pushed his people too far

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

The clash between Macron and Trump

It’s no good the French president warning against the rise of nationalism without addressing the causes

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

Is Emmanuel Macron having a meltdown?

The rapid decline of the French President

By Gavin Mortimer

Why is Canada letting off ISIS fighters so lightly?

Returning Islamic State fighters murdered 90 people in the Paris Bataclan

By Gavin Mortimer

Europe

Macron is quick to take on nationalism. What about Islamism?

The Salafists are not only increasing in number, they’re here to stay and there’s little anyone can do about it

By Gavin Mortimer

Is Emmanuel Macron Making France Great Again?

Since Emmanuel Macron became president last year, he has unashamedly courted the world’s presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and chancellors. Much like Trump, his message has been clear: France is not only back, but it is great again. Trump and Macron will have the chance to discuss their strategies later this month when the American president […]

By Gavin Mortimer

Macron’s Thatcher moment has arrived

The honeymoon is over for Emmanuel Macron. His first 11 months in office have been something of a breeze — defined by economic growth, international approval and museum openings in the Middle East. But France’s youthful President is gearing up for months of domestic hostility. ‘The war of attrition’ was the headline in Tuesday’s Le […]

By Gavin Mortimer

Marine Le Pen’s relaunch falls flat

It wasn’t the weekend that Marine Le Pen envisaged. When last Saturday dawned in the northern French city of Lille, the leader of the National Front probably rose from her bed with a spring in her step. Ten months on from her disastrous performance in the second round of the French presidential election here was Le […]

By Gavin Mortimer

Politics

What is Marion Le Pen doing in America?

The news that Marion Maréchal-Le Pen will share a stage this week with US conservatives, addressing the annual Conservative Political Action Conference event shortly after vice-president Mike Pence, has caused much excitement within the French right. The 28-year-old Maréchal-Le Pen, niece of Marine, the leader of the National Front, withdrew from political life in June […]

By Gavin Mortimer

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