As if Emmanuel Macron didn’t have enough Augeanesque stables to be getting on with, what exactly made him decide that Curbing The Cheminots (the railway workers) and their century-old special status should be his singular self-imposed Herculean task? Continue reading Herculean Task? Titanic Struggle?
Strikes, strikes everywhere. Does this smell as though there’s a nostalgic 50th anniversary whiff of Revolution ’68 wafting through the air? Continue reading It’s been a tough few weeks in France
Unlike that infamous parrot, was the Socialist Party really just resting … A really bad weekend out of the office for Hard-Left Mélenchon Continue reading Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world (W.B. Yeats)
Wauquiez is the one with scarcely visible horns. He’s (ever-so-appropriately) on the far right … Continue reading A coming storm? Or just passing clouds?
Hell hath no fury like a Sarko scorned. ‘I demolished him … he’s crashed and burned’.
While Sarko said direct to Wauquiez: ‘You have ambitions to be President. If I were you I’d find another job’ Continue reading “He told us that what he said in public was sh*t” (Sarkozy on Wauquiez)
‘The Army should run the country’. One in seven believe that would be Good. Only half those questioned think military rule is Very Bad. While 6% are Don’t Knows. Really? Can anyone not have an opinion? Continue reading Sure. It takes all sorts. But some of this is dispiriting
Bye-elections: doncha just love ’em? Continue reading Here Beginneth Year 2: The Return of The Right.
The Government took a Big Decision. And the President executed his first major volte-face. Continue reading This means war
As the Midnight Hour was striking (in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan) The President – despite earlier hints of major changes to That Boring Old Presidential New Year Address – addressed The People in a thoroughly conventional (boring?) fashion. Continue reading Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. (Tennyson)