Marine Le Pen

Forget Le Pen 2027

25 April 2022 5:30 pm

If Emmanuel Macron has any sense he will be back in the office this morning. Sunday night’s celebratory shindig was…

Will Russia sink Le Pen?

23 April 2022 8:00 pm

Paris, France Marine Le Pen has changed her image. Five years ago, the veteran far-right leader lost her second bid…

Narcissist vs fantasist: France’s gruesome choice

23 April 2022 9:00 am

France faces a gruesome choice

Le Pen drives Paris mad. That’s why her voters love her

21 April 2022 1:30 am

When asked to define Marine Le Pen in a single word, a majority of French people came up with ‘cats’…

The real danger Marine Le Pen poses to the EU

15 April 2022 4:00 pm

As the French Presidentielle hots up for the final vote on Sunday week, both Macron and Le Pen are fighting…

The French elite are playing into Le Pen’s hands

13 April 2022 8:12 pm

The cry of ‘aux barricades’ is reverberating around France as the country’s political elite rush to form a Republican Front.…

Will Marion Maréchal-Le Pen join Éric Zemmour’s campaign?

11 January 2022 7:10 pm

Is Marion Maréchal, granddaughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen and niece of Marine, about to emerge from political retirement to support…

Eric Zemmour's big weakness has been exposed

3 December 2021 7:02 pm

George W Bush will forever be in debt to The Donald. Before Trump became the 45th president of the United…

My night in Béziers with Zemmour

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Zemmour’s star power is undeniable

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, football and Marine Le Pen’s war on a French rapper

8 June 2021 11:20 pm

‘Dans ce rêve où ma semence de nègre fout en cloque cette chienne de Marine Le Pen.’ You don’t have…

France’s military wages war on Macron’s values

2 May 2021 5:54 pm

On 21 April 1961 France’s most senior generals staged a putsch in French Algiers, still an integral part of France.…

The provocative writer who could be the next French president

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The French journalist who could unseat President Macron

Macron eyes up a new career

11 February 2021 9:10 am

How is France dealing with its latest Covid wave? Not particularly well, if you listen to the director of epidemiological research…

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?

Could coronavirus lead to Frexit?

4 April 2020 7:01 pm

Is France flirting with the idea of Frexit again? Coronavirus is currently provoking a chorus of ‘reprendre le contrôle’ (take…

Europe is a continent in crisis – where lo-vis people now wear high-vis jackets

5 January 2019 9:00 am

The ‘yellow vest’ protests against President Emmanuel Macron that swept through Paris and other French cities last month have evoked…

How Orbán duped the Brexiteers

22 September 2018 9:00 am

To the inhabitants of the British Isles, the nations of central Europe have always existed in a semi–mythical space, near…

France’s new right

26 November 2016 9:00 am

The result in France in the first round of the Les Républicains party’s primary elections marks the political death of…

The devil they know

26 November 2016 9:00 am

You will, by now, be familiar with the argument: that Donald Trump’s triumph in the American presidential election represents a…

François Hollande has found a shameful saviour

28 May 2016 9:00 am

France’s president is looking more hopeless than ever. But French politics is such a mess that he’ll probably survive