The pleasuring of the rich: flaunt your yachts, private jets and gold ingots. Continue reading It’s the same the whole world over: It’s the poor what gets the blame. It’s the rich what gets the pleasure; Ain’t it all a bloomin’ shame. (Street ballad. Anon.)
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)
Out on the Streets … it was Day of Action N° 1 Continue reading We swanned through the first half of September. But it’s a month of two halves.
The post-summer-holidays return-to-crashing-reality Rentrée (‘The Return’) is described by Le Monde as ‘perilous’ with the President’s popularity having ‘sunk dangerously’. Continue reading Back to school. Back to work. But, for some, it’s backs to the wall.
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.
The Front National is the party of anti-France (Macron) Continue reading Day 6 – May Day: Fête du Travail
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
Fifteen years ago, over the equivalent weekend, it seemed as if most of the nation was preparing to demonstrate against Jean-Marie Le Pen … Continue reading Day 9 – Everyone (almost) has said who they’ll vote for
Lots of blue all over the Round 2 posters indicates security and calm. Continue reading Day 10 – Blue is the colour of my …