Another broken promise. I swore you’d never more hear again of the ‘estimable’ Mr Guaino: erstwhile wannabe President, Sarkozy Hard-Right-Speechwriter and still a local MP. Continue reading Day 25 – Eleven days to Round One
Fillon leaps on to his seat, standing head and shoulders above the crowd, he raises his arms triumphally aloft and clenches his fists. They love it. Continue reading Day 27 – The Official Campaign started at midnight on 9 April
That Was Then This Is Now Corner: it’s maybe worth mentioning that in the 1st round of the 2012 Election, Hollande was first with 28.6% Continue reading Day 33 – A day early ‘cos there’s so much to say. A pleasant surprise, I trust … but with a sting in the tail.
‘The election of Le Pen to the Presidency in 2017 previously went from impossible to improbable. It is now in the course of changing over from improbable to very possible.’ (S. Galam) Continue reading Day 35 – NONE of this is a late April Fool. (The punchline’s towards the end)
The ‘Trumpisation’ of the campaign. The nasty campaign. The tainted election. A climate of conspiracy theories. Continue reading Day 41 – It’s dirty out there. [Warning. BUMPER LONG READ EDITION]
Lies. Errors of judgement. Charges. Plots. Suits. Loans. Property-owning politicians. Poverty-stricken politicians. And that’s just 3 days’ worth Continue reading Day 44 – Round 1: a month less a day
The Dilemma of the Ever-Elegant Politico Yes. It’s That Man Again. He was revealed by Sunday’s JDD to have had a generous friend who bought him 2 suits for €13k last month at swish Parisian tailors Arnys (the same establishment where nearly €50k has been spent Dressing Mr Fillon in suits, pullovers and blazers since 2012 … of which a bit north of €35k was claimed … Continue reading Day 54 – Which side is Sir hanging today (or tomorrow)
There was little to make you believe we were in a quasi-civil-war-state. It seemed that this exclusively white, very largely middle-aged (to elderly), tricolore-flag-carrying crowd was likely to be able to enjoy a dry afternoon Continue reading Day 63 – Is this (neo-) regicide I see before me?
FakeJobsGate? He’d toughed it out. It really seemed that way … then it was announced that 3 judges would be named to run a full judicial enquiry … Continue reading Day 70 – Judges, judges, everywhere
Plus ça change … Has anything changed? A Harris poll found 81% of the French greatly or fairly interested by this election – up substantially since 2 months ago before the Socialist primary. That’s about the only thing actually to have changed. Closing Time Approaching for M. Fillon? After dismissing the ‘Plan B’ attempt to dump him as B for Bérézina, Fillon moved up the alphabet to … Continue reading Day 86 – As I was saying before I …