Jonathan Miller

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…

Coronavirus is pushing Macron’s government to breaking point

21 March 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus is taking Macron’s government to breaking point

Le bromance: Macron has fallen under Boris’s spell

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

Macron has fallen under Boris’s spell

Could this self-made billionaire become France’s first Muslim president?

12 October 2019 9:00 am

The French writer Michel Houellebecq has a disconcerting habit of correctly predicting unsettling events. In 2001 in Plateforme he predicted…

Emmanuel Macron has united his country – against him

13 April 2019 9:00 am

 Montpellier An embattled, incompetent leader distrusted and disliked by a vast majority of voters. A wobbly economy that might be…

Let them buy Teslas! How Macron became the enemy of the French

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Emmanuel Macron is supposed to be the cleverest man in France but he has painted himself so completely into a…

The nowhere man of France: Corbyn’s new pal Jean-Luc Mélenchon

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn is promising to forge closer ties with his French counterpart Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the hard-left La…

Macron’s summer of discontent

4 August 2018 9:00 am

‘It could be argued that getting out of the office to beat up some leftists is a good way to…

Macron marches on

26 August 2017 9:00 am

The rentrée politique in France next month promises to be the most exciting in decades as the dynamic superstar president…