Where’s that bucket and spade?

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?

‘As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted’

Thus began Sir William Connor (the Daily Mirror journalist who wrote under the pseudonym ‘Cassandra’ for over 32 years from 1935) when once again able to pen his regular column, following a short pause for World War II. Nothing as dramatic to explain this blog’s recent extended silence. Admittedly, there were a few uneasy moments as The Mad Men vented their Mad Rhetoric [kudos to … Continue reading ‘As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted’

DAY ZERO (part 5) – I got rather tense in those final ten seconds leading up to 20:00

‘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