Jonathan Miller

The EU’s new emperor

8 January 2022 9:00 am

What would Macron’s second term look like?

Macron’s potty-mouthed outburst is deliberate – and calculated

5 January 2022 11:04 pm

President Emmanuel Macron’s declaration that he intends to ‘emmerder’ – which loosely translates, excuse my English, as ‘piss off’ –…

Will Valérie Pécresse vanquish Macron?

15 December 2021 2:07 am

It seems like just minutes ago that Michel Barnier, former Brexit negotiator, centre-right Républicain exiled to Brussels two decades ago,…

Cutting ties: the sad decline of men’s neckwear

11 December 2021 9:00 am

The sad decline of men’s neckwear

Macron can't blame Boris for the Channel migrant tragedy

26 November 2021 11:40 pm

Boris Johnson yesterday wrote to French president Emmanuel Macron suggesting escalated measures to stop the deadly human traffic between Calais…

Why has London's Royal Institution cancelled Eric Zemmour?

18 November 2021 8:23 am

On Friday night, the insurgent but still undeclared French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour was to address 600 of his supporters,…

Is Eric Zemmour running or not?

5 November 2021 6:10 pm

Eric Zemmour, the right-wing journalist and self-declared populist, is at a crossroads. Will he or won’t he declare himself a…

Did Macron win the Brexit fish war?

3 November 2021 7:25 pm

Who is winning the fish war? Will gentlemen in England still a-bed think themselves accursed they were not there? This…

Emmanuel Macron is a clear and present danger to Britain

30 October 2021 6:19 pm

Once upon a time, the insolence demonstrated by Emmanuel Macron in his fish war with the United Kingdom would have…

Macron’s pointless fish war

26 October 2021 8:59 am

During the now virtually forgotten cod wars between Iceland and the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1976, the diminutive foreign…

My night in Béziers with Zemmour

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Zemmour’s star power is undeniable

Why the French establishment fears Eric Zemmour

18 October 2021 3:14 am

Béziers It’s a book tour, mais pas comme des autres. Last night, Eric Zemmour, rising star of the French right…

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…