Francois Hollande

Why a City job should be graduates’ last resort

16 August 2014 9:00 am

August is the season for conversation about career choices. Every holiday party seems to include new graduates or next year’s…

The man who could sell the British public on fracking

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Iain Conn, who will succeed Sam Laidlaw as chief executive of Centrica, would have been a dead cert for the…

It’s time to face down the greatest intellectual threat of our era (oh, and Ed Miliband)

21 June 2014 8:00 am

As you’re reading this, I will still be recovering from the dinner I’m due to attend this week to celebrate…

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The desperate state of its politics seems to signal the end of the Republic

What is David Cameron’s big idea?

10 May 2014 9:00 am

In almost a decade as Conservative leader, David Cameron has tended to avoid talking about his political philosophy. He has…

George Osborne is entitled to look smug

26 April 2014 9:00 am

The popular pastime for financial commentators this season is sticking pins in George Osborne. To those on the left who…

Why I won’t let my children learn French

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why I won’t let my children be taught French

Portrait of the week: water, water, everywhere

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Home The Somerset Levels continued to wallow in floods. The Environment Agency was widely blamed for not having dredged channels,…

The Tory rebels have two choices: shut up or lose the election

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Things could scarcely be going better for the Conservatives. Every week seems to bring more news of the recovery. High…

Portrait of the week

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s gross domestic product grew by 1.9 per cent last year, the most since 2007, according to the Office…

Any other business: How François Hollande let France miss the global recovery train

25 January 2014 9:00 am

I’ve always respected stationmasters, but that sentiment is not universally shared. A distinguished friend of mine across the Channel described…

Five reasons to be cheerful about British sport (yes, even the cricket)

25 January 2014 9:00 am

James Cook’s third voyage as an English captain ended in disaster, stabbed to death and disembowelled by a pack of…

François Hollande - all the president's women

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Hollande’s affair demonstrates that the French are becoming more puritanical about monogamy

Forget the sex scandal. Why does Francois Hollande have only one pair of shoes? 

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Of all the interesting revelations by the French magazine Closer about François Hollande, the most interesting for me is its…

Whisper it, but the big banks are finally getting their houses in order

10 August 2013 9:00 am

By and large it was a good week for the big banks — underpinned by encouraging news from the wider…

Watch out France: Nicolas Sarkozy is back, and he wants revenge

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The defeated president is ready to retake his party – and wreak his revenge on François Hollande

Why France's gay marriage debate has started to look like a revolution

27 April 2013 9:00 am

The bitter battle over gay marriage is a symptom of a broken political system