Each interviewer, tieless, adopted a strictly non-hierarchical approach to the President. Never addressed as ‘Monsieur le President’ (except for the intro), he was but ‘Emmanuel Macron’. A fair bit of interviewing time was also spent on being oh-so-‘Anglo-Saxon’ by constantly interrupting the President and each other. Continue reading Also sprach Macron … und er sprach und sprach und sprach
As if Emmanuel Macron didn’t have enough Augeanesque stables to be getting on with, what exactly made him decide that Curbing The Cheminots (the railway workers) and their century-old special status should be his singular self-imposed Herculean task? Continue reading Herculean Task? Titanic Struggle?
Strikes, strikes everywhere. Does this smell as though there’s a nostalgic 50th anniversary whiff of Revolution ’68 wafting through the air? Continue reading It’s been a tough few weeks in France
Unlike that infamous parrot, was the Socialist Party really just resting … A really bad weekend out of the office for Hard-Left Mélenchon Continue reading Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world (W.B. Yeats)
Wauquiez is the one with scarcely visible horns. He’s (ever-so-appropriately) on the far right … Continue reading A coming storm? Or just passing clouds?
Hell hath no fury like a Sarko scorned. ‘I demolished him … he’s crashed and burned’.
While Sarko said direct to Wauquiez: ‘You have ambitions to be President. If I were you I’d find another job’ Continue reading “He told us that what he said in public was sh*t” (Sarkozy on Wauquiez)
‘The Army should run the country’. One in seven believe that would be Good. Only half those questioned think military rule is Very Bad. While 6% are Don’t Knows. Really? Can anyone not have an opinion? Continue reading Sure. It takes all sorts. But some of this is dispiriting
Bye-elections: doncha just love ’em? Continue reading Here Beginneth Year 2: The Return of The Right.
The Government took a Big Decision. And the President executed his first major volte-face. Continue reading This means war