President Hollande will hand over to his successor on 13 or 14 May Continue reading Day 7 – In a week it’ll be too late to vote
The answer to life, the universe and everything … except François Fillon Continue reading Day 17 – Nearly Round One
Le Pen went much further than usual with her hate speech. Continue reading Day 19 – I’m exhausted … how must they be feeling?
Another broken promise. I swore you’d never more hear again of the ‘estimable’ Mr Guaino: erstwhile wannabe President, Sarkozy Hard-Right-Speechwriter and still a local MP. Continue reading Day 25 – Eleven days to Round One
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.
We must therefore accept the risk of the Presidential Election being played out on a throw of the dice. Or rather millions of throws. Continue reading Day 38 – Fifty Fun Facts
The ‘Trumpisation’ of the campaign. The nasty campaign. The tainted election. A climate of conspiracy theories. Continue reading Day 41 – It’s dirty out there. [Warning. BUMPER LONG READ EDITION]
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)
‘It’s too late for me’ concluded Juppé, ‘but it’s not too late, it’s never too late, for France.’ Continue reading Day 60 – Will the Right survive intact?
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