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.)
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)
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.
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
‘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?
Elections? What elections? Continue reading King of the Gods? King of the French?
In the juridico-political jungle biggish beasts are being stirred (and possibly shaken). Continue reading Have still more of them been ‘at it’?
‘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.