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.
Here in full technicolour (and in French) are the NINETEEN untruths Le Pen told last night – didn’t do Trump any harm. Continue reading Day 3 – Memo to Self: Must try to understand how President, Government and Parliament interact when there’s no majority for the President’s Party
If this doesn’t cause Le Pen to drop several points below 40% it either proves that no-one really watched the Debate, or French voters don’t give a damn. Continue reading Day 4 – Debates never change anything … EXCEPT THIS TIME SURELY
‘We consider the idea that the Front National candidate could get 40% both intolerable and unacceptable’ (Forum Républicain Contre l’Abstention) Continue reading Day 4 – Just before the Debate