Gavin Mortimer Gavin Mortimer

France is on a knife edge

It’s no surprise that King Charles’s state visit has been cancelled

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Yesterday was a day of anarchy in France – and the protests overnight have led to King Charles’s state visit to France, which was due to start this weekend, being cancelled. The King had been due to visit Paris and Bordeaux, two of the cities hit by the most extreme violence.

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