Day 83 – Still no debate. No issues. No campaign.

Fillon can’t escape ‘les affaires‘ Denying Saturday night’s rumours of imminent charges being brought against Fillon, the ‘anti-corruption Office’ investigating FakeJobsGate put out a press release on Sunday afternoon that ‘no decision’ had been taken and ‘no timetable’ had been fixed. ‘I will fight to the end’ were Fillon’s clear words from 9000 km away during his 3-day La Réunion less-than-jolly. He repeated that he was … Continue reading Day 83 – Still no debate. No issues. No campaign.

Day 89 – Lots of worrying things

Fillon – strong but still fragile. Operation Transparency has resulted in the publication of lots of detail about Fillon’s ‘wealth’ and the payments to his wife. Those who’ve always wanted a rather lovely-looking French chateau, and who may indulge in the Politics of Envy, might yearn harder when told that this 1107 sq. m. chateau (PLUS 1062 sq m of outbuildings PLUS 993 sq m … Continue reading Day 89 – Lots of worrying things

Day 94 – What a tangled web

That Was A Week That Was, It’s Over Let It Go. Fillon will have immeasurable difficulty recovering from these catastrophic last few days, regardless whether (i) investigating authorities quickly announce no charges will be brought or (ii) no charges are brought right through February. More Républicain MPs are lining up to say that a Plan B needs to be devised urgently. They even refer to the … Continue reading Day 94 – What a tangled web