France

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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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Notre-Dame is a sign of the times

April 16, 2019 12:56 pm

When it reopens, Notre Dame will be even more a museum, even less a shrine

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The shame of Notre-Dame

April 16, 2019 10:02 am

Perhaps the blaze in Paris was the wake-up call that France needed

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Emmanuel Macron has united his country – against him

April 11, 2019 4:58 pm

If you thought British politics was bad, spare a thought for France

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How Brexit could lead to Frexit

April 8, 2019 2:14 pm

France arguably has a stronger history of Euroskepticism than the UK

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Am I about to be usurped by Philippe, our handsome French gardener?

April 4, 2019 1:01 pm

All the women – Catriona included – seem to have fallen under his spell

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Emmanuel Macron has saved himself from political crisis – for now

March 17, 2019 11:37 am

The gilets jaunes have lost much of their momentum

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Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

February 14, 2019 10:26 am

France is the EU’s leading defender of Brussels – but Italy sees things very differently

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

January 14, 2019 10:38 am

For many in France the media and political class are indistinguishable

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Why flee France?

January 3, 2019 7:16 am

Among starry-eyed migrants, Britain’s reputation for soft-touch social policy could be exaggerated

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Emmanuel Macron has succeeded only in uniting his country against him

December 8, 2018 3:35 pm

The gilets jaunes have become his Waterloo

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My Saturday in Paris with the gilets jaunes

December 8, 2018 12:38 pm

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

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

December 6, 2018 2:00 pm

A progressive President has pushed his people too far

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Emmanuel Macron has united France against him

December 3, 2018 7:08 am

The French leader is politically tone-deaf

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Emmanuel Macron is toxic and Paris is burning

November 26, 2018 7:43 am

The French president’s leadership is undermined by his ever-more radical obnoxiousness

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I would drink Trump wine if it were available in France

November 13, 2018 12:38 pm

Mr Trump should be warned that the French have a history of responding violently to attempts to open the wine market

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Trump had an opportunity to redefine American foreign policy. He blew it

November 12, 2018 10:20 am

President Trump ought to have used his Saturday platform to tell Europeans what an awful idea American intervention in World War One really was

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Is Emmanuel Macron having a meltdown?

November 8, 2018 3:52 pm

The rapid decline of the French President

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‘I should just shut up’: Dominic West on #MeToo and the perils of talking politics

October 18, 2018 10:54 am

Melissa Kite wishes the actor didn’t voice his Remainer views all the time – but he is fabulous opposite Keira Knightley in new film Colette

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

September 19, 2018 11:40 am

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

Is Emmanuel Macron Making France Great Again?

April 15, 2018 6:12 pm

Since Emmanuel Macron became president last year, he has unashamedly courted the world’s presidents, prime ministers, sheiks and chancellors. Much…

Macron’s Thatcher moment has arrived

April 5, 2018 10:53 am

The honeymoon is over for Emmanuel Macron. His first 11 months in office have been something of a breeze —…