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
As the Midnight Hour was striking (in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) The President – despite earlier hints of major changes to That Boring Old Presidential New Year Address – addressed The People in a thoroughly conventional (boring?) fashion. Continue reading Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. (Tennyson)
First Things First – 40 TODAY The Right – direction of travel … rightwards Seriously Hard Man of The Right, Laurent Wauquiez, has been overwhelmingly (and predictably) elected by the ever-dwindling membership of France’s conservative party (aka Les Républicains in its most recent manifestation) and so become its President. Wauquiez picked up 75% of the votes, with over half the Party membership abstaining. Wauquiez intends … Continue reading Some (light) reading for the festive season
Every radio station was playing his songs. Magazines and newspapers produced endless ‘Johnny’ supplements. All things considered, I’d rather be in Philadelphia. Continue reading Awakened from my o’er-long Bloggers Slumber by the sound of … wall-to-wall Johnny