Jonathan Miller

Macron may well win. But Macronism is dead

14 October 2021 3:19 pm

President Emmanuel Macron was in an expansive mood this week as he commandeered the splendid beaux arts Grand Palais in…

Power fail: French tantrum diplomacy is wearing thin

6 October 2021 8:01 am

It’s hard for tabloid journalists to engage in mad hyperbole when politicians seem all too willing to do it for…

Eric Zemmour is eating Marine Le Pen alive

29 September 2021 8:59 am

French opinion polls are best taken with a generous bucket of sel de Guérande but this evening’s drop of a…

Macron is playing Eric Zemmour’s tune

16 September 2021 3:10 am

In a big speech yesterday, Macron presented himself in almost Nixonian terms as guardian of law and order. He said…

Hidalgo has trashed Paris. Can she do the same for France?

14 September 2021 4:00 am

Anne Hidalgo, the socialist mayor of Paris, whose reign has submerged the city in debt and rubbish, is the latest…

Macron is terrible. Nobody can beat him

7 September 2021 7:02 am

At the beginning of the pandemic, I advanced here the theory that having declared war on Covid, the virus could…

France's provocateur is coming to London

3 September 2021 7:34 am

Five years ago, London’s affluent French poured their dosh into the campaign of Emmanuel Macron. This time around, supporters of…

Liberté, égalité, vacciné: France’s Covid passport revolt is just beginning

14 August 2021 9:00 am

France’s revolt against Covid passports is just beginning

No vax, no vote? Macron's vaccine passport plan sparks fury

24 July 2021 5:52 am

Will it be necessary to produce a passe sanitaire (vaccination passport) to be allowed to vote in France? With 221…

Macron's Covid crackdown is a risky bet

13 July 2021 5:28 pm

Will the French accept compulsory vaccination against Covid? Health passports to get on a plane or train? Children of 12…

The electoral humiliation of Macron and Le Pen

28 June 2021 4:22 pm

Five years ago, Emmanuel Macron was ‘en marche’ to his improbable ascent to the presidency of France. Last night, having…

France's silent majority has rejected Macron – and Le Pen

21 June 2021 8:34 pm

I popped down to the Salle du Peuple on Sunday to see how the voting was going in the departmental…

Why Boris is loved by the French

2 June 2021 12:28 am

Boris Johnson is more popular in France than Emmanuel Macron, which might not be a high hurdle to overcome, since…

Boring Barnier won't be the next French president

11 May 2021 11:20 pm

Let me go out on a limb here and predict that Michel Barnier, who is trying to rekindle his modest…

The real problem with Macron’s elite school

9 April 2021 1:56 am

President Emmanuel Macron announced today the closure of the notorious École Nationale d’Administration, the elite finishing school for the senior…

Macron's latest lockdown fiasco

1 April 2021 6:58 am

On New Year’s Eve, Emmanuel Macron promised France an economic revival by the Spring. Cancel that. Instead, as the intensive…

The provocative writer who could be the next French president

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The French journalist who could unseat President Macron

Nicolas Sarkozy and a very French corruption scandal

2 March 2021 4:10 am

Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, President of France from 2007 to 2012, currently a valued member of Emmanuel Macron’s informal council of…

#MeTooInceste: has France’s code of silence finally been broken?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

The sex abuse scandal rocking the French elite

France vs Islamism: how does Macron hope to prosecute his war?

7 November 2020 9:00 am

How does Macron hope to prosecute his war?

Terror in France: the beheading of Samuel Paty

18 October 2020 12:32 am

The decapitation of middle school teacher Samuel Paty, 46, by an Islamist in a suburb of Paris yesterday is not…

Tiphaine Auzière and the panic inside the Élysée

14 October 2020 6:00 pm

Will the presidency of Emmanuel Macron open the door to a political dynasty in France? He has no children, so…

Will Macron’s new sidekick help him get re-elected?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Is France’s latest prime minister just another fall guy?

Is Macron Boris's best friend now?

19 June 2020 2:50 am

If Emmanuel Macron is intending to extract a pound of flesh from the United Kingdom as the price of Brexit,…

Macron has lost the coronavirus war

14 April 2020 7:23 pm

France is to be locked down until 11 May, and possibly longer. Whether the credibility of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency can…