France

je suis charlie

Whatever happened to ‘Je suis Charlie’?

January 10, 2020 10:01 am

The magazine stands for the freedom to publish things others might vehemently disagree with

emmanuel macron

2020 looks set to be a miserable year for Emmanuel Macron

December 31, 2019 10:56 am

His radical reform agenda for Europe has been undermined

nato

Trump is saving Nato

December 4, 2019 12:32 pm

Isn’t it bromantic?

nato summit

Expect fireworks at this week’s Nato summit

December 2, 2019 9:39 am

Johnson has a golden opportunity to emblazon his tarnished international image

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Boris Johnson could learn from Macron’s approach to extremism

November 16, 2019 10:19 am

Macron’s language is important. He takes aim at Salafism

serotonin

Once more without feeling

November 16, 2019 9:54 am

Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq reviewed

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The biggest threat to Emmanuel Macron is his own prime minister

November 5, 2019 9:38 am

Edouard Philippe is all the things Macron isn’t

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Could this self-made billionaire become France’s first Muslim president?

October 10, 2019 11:37 am

Michel Houellebecq has predicted France will elect a Muslim president by 2022. Could he be right?

jacques chirac

Jacques Chirac leaves behind a limited legacy

September 27, 2019 7:51 am

The French president had a checkered and contradictory political career

calais

A thoroughly modern medieval romance

September 12, 2019 11:19 am

To Calais, in Ordinary Time by James Meek reviewed

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The mysterious ways of the French

September 5, 2019 10:50 am

Everything in this country is as strange to me today as it was five years ago

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Emmanuel Macron’s climate change virtue signaling

August 25, 2019 3:15 pm

The French president is addicted to the ecstasy of gratuitous self-righteousness

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Trump’s yin and yang game with China

August 24, 2019 6:12 am

When Trump calls Xi his friend, markets should really be spooked

savior

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit savior

August 20, 2019 12:54 pm

Macron could be shown to be acting in Europe’s long term interests by putting an abrupt end to the EU’s Brexit distraction

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Why are fewer Frenchwomen sunbathing topless?

August 20, 2019 9:31 am

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

macron d-day

On D-Day, Macron has learned nothing and forgotten everything

June 6, 2019 3:38 pm

He embodies the corruption of liberal democracy into elite managerialism

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

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

June 6, 2019 5:49 am

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

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The rise and fall of Emmanuel Macron

May 27, 2019 1:36 pm

Only in the French media is it unnoticed that on every front, Macron has failed

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The European election results are a humiliation for Macron

May 26, 2019 2:48 pm

The French president is humiliated, although his tame media will try to spin it as a victory

marine le pen

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

May 17, 2019 11:51 am

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

mistral

Will the Mistral drive me to murder?

May 9, 2019 2:19 pm

I was the first Leaver my neighbors had met and I was treated like a former Kray or a Moonie

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Meet Santino: the world’s worst tour guide

May 2, 2019 11:37 am

The sculptured eroticism of Henry II’s mistress’s bedroom brought to mind an orgy at its peak – not that he noticed

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Notre-Dame is an architectural nullity

April 25, 2019 4:16 pm

Let Lord Foster – the man behind the greatest gothic structure of the past century – restore the roof

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A moral dilemma on my freebie vacation

April 18, 2019 9:55 am

What should I tell people when they ask me my ‘profession’?

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