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
‘RESULT’ (at the time of writing) Macron 20.5 million Le Pen 10.7 million Spoilt votes 4.2 million Abstainers 12 million [for the 1st time since 1969 more voted in Round 1 than 2] War breaks out in the Front National (as predicted by your humble scrivener) We learnt tonight that the Front National are somewhat particular about which journalists they want to share their evening … Continue reading DAY ZERO (part 5) – I got rather tense in those final ten seconds leading up to 20:00
Macron seems to be at 63% … and climbing. Continue reading Day 2 – 5,000 voters of Saint Pierre and Miquelon vote from 12:00 CET Saturday.
‘How awful she was! Confused, aggressive, sarcastic. How can one imagine her as President? (Juppé tweet) Continue reading Day 3 – The Morning After
‘Emanuel wanted to save Greece’ (Yanis Varoufakis) Continue reading Day 5 – Pre-Debate Jitters: so much hangs on this