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)
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)
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
Sunday, Bloody Sunday. Last Sunday actually started rather well for President Macron. Continue reading The President ‘has to get some tangible results, particularly regarding jobs, for the French to regain confidence. His problem is it’ll take time, and people are impatient’. (Collomb, Le Monde)
A man who never saw himself as Jupiter speaks … and speaks … and speaks … Continue reading Will Macron be the Third Man of the social-liberal left, after Schroder and Blair? (Bezat, Le Monde) Will Macron become France’s Thatcher? (Mortimer, The Spectator)
Once an islamophobic, homophobic, antisemitic racist … always an islamophobic, homophobic, antisemitic racist Continue reading Good day for Macron. Bad day for Le Pen. (Again)
Elections? What elections? Continue reading King of the Gods? King of the French?
Macron has said he will be a President who ‘presides’, while allowing his Prime Minister and Ministers to govern. He uses the word jupitérien (as in Mount Olympus) to describe his role. Continue reading OFFICIAL: MACRON WON