Also sprach Macron … und er sprach und sprach und sprach

Each interviewer, tieless, adopted a strictly non-hierarchical approach to the President. Never addressed as ‘Monsieur le President’ (except for the intro), he was but ‘Emmanuel Macron’. A fair bit of interviewing time was also spent on being oh-so-‘Anglo-Saxon’ by constantly interrupting the President and each other. Continue reading Also sprach Macron … und er sprach und sprach und sprach

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. (Tennyson)

As the Midnight Hour was striking (in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) The President – despite earlier hints of major changes to That Boring Old Presidential New Year Address – addressed The People in a thoroughly conventional (boring?) fashion. Continue reading Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. (Tennyson)