Is this man … the seriously europhile, economic liberal previously (self-)portrayed, or a somewhat more traditional French politician? Continue reading Un Macron peut en cacher un autre
Who’s the daddy? (pt 1) Not the Prime Minister. He erroneously thought – following the possibly-rather-worse-than-expected news about the state of the Government’s finances – that it made sense to delay the cuts in the (national) wealth and (local) property taxes. The Man Who Is Really In Charge thundered to the weak-kneed PM: ‘I have decided that we will not wait’. He made clear, beyond … Continue reading ‘I am monarch of all I survey’
‘In the French political system, it’s the figure of the King which is absent: I fundamentally believe that the French people didn’t want him dead.’ (E Macron, July 2015) Continue reading ‘You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose’ (Gov. Mario Cuomo). So this is where The Prose beginneth.
The President unveiled on Twitter (where else?) his official portrait … He’s half-sitting, half-standing. He’s indoors, but not far from outdoors. Continue reading Will this ‘special relationship’ have more accents?
Random numbers 1 – just one triangulaire with 3 candidates in Sunday’s run-off election (34 in 2012) 2 – every 2nd voter … didn’t vote. Since 2002 – and the creation of the 5 year Presidency with Legislative Elections straight after the Presidential – the abstention level has accelerated: 2002 36%; 2007 40%; 2012 43%; 2017 51.3% 3 – an element tarnishing Macron’s horizon is that … Continue reading Within a very few days French politics will be profoundly different. And then comes the difficult bit.
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?
Long before he can enjoy any of that Serious R&R, Mr Fillon has his Meeting with Destiny. 30 May: Meet The Judges Day. Continue reading From micro(n) to Macro(n)
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
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.