Marine Le Pen

French blue chips and property could be hot bets... if Macron delivers

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Elliot Wilson says French blue chips and property could be hot bets – but only if the new president turns his election promises into action

The EU leaders’ tactics are intended to affect our general election

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s main Brexit negotiator, tweeted on Monday: ‘Any #Brexit deal requires a strong & stable understanding…

Is Marine Le Pen really far-right?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

By smearing all its opponents as fascists, the left blurs the line between democracy and racism

What a Marine Le Pen rally taught me about the outcome of the election

6 May 2017 9:00 am

‘Emmanuel Macron est le plus grand con du monde,’ said the elderly gent taking the vacant seat on my right…

Is the choice between Macron and Le Pen really so much of a choice?

29 April 2017 9:00 am

With Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen through to the final in France, people of a conservative disposition might feel…

What’s the matter with Europe’s new emperor?

29 April 2017 9:00 am

France’s young pretender is marching towards disaster

Disaster vs chaos for France’s economy – or will the French Tony Blair win?

22 April 2017 9:00 am

The lovely Dordogne village of St Pompon that is my holiday hide-away has only 350 voters, but is a perfect…

Who will win the French election – and does it even matter?

22 April 2017 9:00 am

The rivals for the French presidency offer crooked competence at best, economic meltdown at worst

An independent Britain's top priority: staying friends with the EU

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Leaving the EU is the signal for a new form of cooperation with Europe

Theresa May's new third way

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May’s path between globalism and nationalism

L’anti-Trump: can Emmanuel Macron live up to his hype?

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Can the whizz-kid of French politics win?

Up close and personal with Marine Le Pen

18 February 2017 9:00 am

A deep frost in the winter of 1821–22 killed the orange trees in Nice. The Anglican minister to the English…

The French election is now Marine Le Pen vs a collapsing French establishment

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Whether it’s liberal reforms with Macron or nationalism with Le Pen, the French seem about to vote for radical change. That doesn’t mean they’ll get it

Will disgruntlement prevail again in 2017?

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Most of my predictions for 2016 were wrong; so let’s not revisit them. But I was right, in January, to…

2017: Europe's year of rage

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Across the continent, the pro-EU establishment is in trouble

How Algeria could destroy the EU

3 December 2016 9:00 am

When Algeria’s elderly, unwell president dies, the Islamists will try to seize power, and Europe will face another refugee crisis

French voters despise Trump. Marine Le Pen faces an uphill struggle

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Does François Fillon have what it takes to beat Marine Le Pen?

Trump and Corbyn have more in common than you think

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Why do left-wingers demonise Donald Trump when they agree on almost everything?

What really won it for Donald Trump was the slogan Black Lives Matter

19 November 2016 9:00 am

New York   The only thing worse than a sore loser, I suppose, is a sore winner, but thank God…

Marine Le Pen won’t be president this time. She’s still winning

29 October 2016 9:00 am

The Front National leader will struggle to win the presidency this time, but she’s running rings around France’s mainstream right

Frexit? Stranger things have happened

9 July 2016 9:00 am

The Brexit vote is throwing French politics into turmoil too

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

Two socialist triumphs (one of them for Marine Le Pen)

12 December 2015 9:00 am

What a pleasure it was to see two socialist parties triumph in the most recent elections. First, Labour increased its…

François Hollande hasn’t seized the moment. Marine Le Pen might

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Hollande isn’t seizing his chance. Marine Le Pen might

Is this the beginning of the end of liberal democracy?

21 November 2015 9:00 am

As a graduate student in the Harvard Department of Government in the late 1980s, I became slightly jaded about the…