The Bosses’ Boss Unlike many countries, the person who heads up the largest employers’ federation is a near-national figure. The election of the person who is to lead the Mouvement des Entreprises de France (MEDEF) is followed closely by the heavyweight newspapers. MEDEF gets nearly a third of its €38 million budget from The State as payment for its participation, along with trade unions, in such activities … Continue reading Where’s that bucket and spade?
“When the aging gorilla is confronted with the much more virile, new alpha-male, he shows submissiveness by grooming the alpha-male, but the gesture is actually a vain attempt by the old gorilla to humiliate his much younger rival.” Jane Goodall Thanks to hugely enjoyable Mrs Betty Bowers. Continue reading AgingGorillagate
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?
Trump supporters. Are online Trump supporters really at it? Wikileaks. Not the slightest idea as to what FP is, but it’s Wikileaks that has now placed 3,630 Fillon-related documents on its Twitter site. Is Wikileaks a Putinesque Russian mouthpiece? Maybe naively, I still find that very difficult to credit at all. Though Wikileaks apparent inability (disinterest? unwillingness?) to produce anything critical of Russia merely adds to … Continue reading Day 95 (pt 2): Who’s manipulating whom?