Macron

Wanted: Helmsman

The good ship Europa is without a helmsman, rudderless, and drifting aimlessly through the stormy seas, dangerous shoals and shark-infested waters of Brexit, immigration, a…


Macron: Running On Empty?

There’s a vacancy for the job of ‘Leader of the Free World’.  The French President, Emmanuelle Macron, wants to fill it. The problem?  Events, home…


In Paris

Coming into Paris by coach from Beauvais airport, there’s a stretch of road which backs onto a kind of shantytown. Temporary shed-sized structures form a…


Hail Macron!

All Hail Macron! The new French President is the latest international political darling,  man of the hour and flavour of—well at least a month. He…


Macron and Brexit

You can only play the team in front of you. The UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May wanted the centre right contender Francois Fillon to win…


French Elections: Mind The Gap

Mind the Gap. Three familiar monosyllabic words for anyone who has travelled on the London Underground. The announcement is a warning to beware of the…