Jonathan Miller Jonathan Miller

Macron’s Covid war goes from bad to worse

Macron addresses the nation (Getty Images)

Politicians whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make ridiculous. On Tuesday evening, as the deaths attributed to Covid-19 reached 50,000, Emmanuel Macron, president of the Republic, again commandeered French television channels to announce his latest strategy to end the national lockdown.

He claimed to be making himself perfectly clear as his timetable for ending lockdown was conditioned by the subjunctive.

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