Emmanuel Macron

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…

Macron's selective defence of free speech

5 October 2021 5:12 am

In the early years of his presidency, Emmanuel Macron became known as Monsieur ‘En Meme Temps’. The president of France…

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…

Von der Leyen is the real winner of the German elections

29 September 2021 5:00 am

The bald guy who leads the Social Democrats. The earnest looking Green lady. Or perhaps the guy in the charcoal-grey…

The German elections are good news for Macron

28 September 2021 7:31 am

The German election result means that a three party coalition will almost certainly be needed to form a government. Olaf…

Macron's ambitions have been torpedoed by Aukus

17 September 2021 6:50 am

Today France is outraged. First, explicitly because Australia has broken a large contract to have a French company design their…

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…

Boris Johnson's Macron-esque pettiness

25 August 2021 3:30 pm

How we all hollered with outrage in May when Emmanuel Macron closed France’s borders to people arriving from Britain on…

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

Macron's war on Covid meets resistance

28 July 2021 6:00 pm

A manager of an attraction park in France was reportedly assaulted on Sunday after he denied entry to a customer.…

Emmanuel Macron’s dangerous infantilisation of the French

26 July 2021 5:23 am

From St Tropez to La Rochelle to Deauville, there is a familiar sight this summer in many of France’s most…

Macron’s vaccine passports are a betrayal of French values

19 July 2021 5:24 pm

What a celebration of diversity I witnessed in Paris on Saturday as tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the…

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…

Is Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid doomed?

28 June 2021 11:27 pm

Nothing went as predicted in France’s regional elections. Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National did not win a single region and…

Why an EU-Russia summit was always going to fail

28 June 2021 9:46 pm

When Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel unilaterally proposed a European Union summit with Vladimir Putin, they managed to open deep…

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…

Boris Johnson's Northern Ireland problem

14 June 2021 12:08 am

In an at times grouchy press conference, Boris Johnson tried to calm the row over the Northern Ireland protocol. The…

Macron is wrong. Nato must stand up to China

11 June 2021 9:24 pm

Joe Biden wants to use his visit to Europe for the G7 summit and the Nato meeting to rally democracies…

Why is Macron feigning outrage at the Danish spying scandal?

5 June 2021 4:00 pm

The feigned outrage in Berlin – but mostly in Paris – at the USA’s proxy use of Denmark’s intelligence services…

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…

The rapid rise of Pascal Blanchard, Macron’s favourite diversity tsar

17 May 2021 11:47 pm

In October last year Emmanuel Macron had a long list of around 300 to 500 names drawn up. These were no…

Is Macron the new Trump?

30 March 2021 10:17 pm

For the last three months journalists across the world have been missing the curious mix of bombast, arrogance, untruths and showmanship…

Emmanuel Macron’s vaccine muddle

6 March 2021 9:00 am

In 2000, this magazine dipped its toe in murky Irish water. Stephen Glover wrote three articles, one provocatively entitled ‘The…

The provocative writer who could be the next French president

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The French journalist who could unseat President Macron