Day 33 – A day early ‘cos there’s so much to say. A pleasant surprise, I trust … but with a sting in the tail.

That Was Then This Is Now Corner: it’s maybe worth mentioning that in the 1st round of the 2012 Election, Hollande was first with 28.6% Continue reading Day 33 – A day early ‘cos there’s so much to say. A pleasant surprise, I trust … but with a sting in the tail.

Day 54 – Which side is Sir hanging today (or tomorrow)

The Dilemma of the Ever-Elegant Politico Yes. It’s That Man Again. He was revealed by Sunday’s JDD to have had a generous friend who bought him 2 suits for €13k last month at swish Parisian tailors Arnys (the same establishment where nearly €50k has been spent Dressing Mr Fillon in suits, pullovers and blazers since 2012 … of which a bit north of €35k was claimed … Continue reading Day 54 – Which side is Sir hanging today (or tomorrow)

Day 80 – Attacks to right of them, Attacks to left of them

Macron  Interviewed by a private Algerian TV station (while there this week), Macron attacked (in French) the past: ‘Colonisation is part of French history. It’s a crime, it’s a crime against humanity’ [thus ‘qualifying’ what he’d said in October about Algerian colonisation’s ‘positive’ aspects]. Fillon instantly counter-attacked: ‘This detestation of our history, this permanent repentance is unworthy of a Presidential Candidate’. The FN were still more … Continue reading Day 80 – Attacks to right of them, Attacks to left of them