Tag: emmanuel macron
Report: French Leftwing Publisher Detained by UK Counter-Terrorism Police
by Olly Haynes
Publishers have criticised the ‘outrageous and unjustifiable infringements of basic principles of the freedom of expression’.
Feature: Could Pension Reform End Macron?
by Olly Haynes
An attempt to raise the retirement age in France has sparked the biggest anti-government protests since the gilets jaunes. Olly Haynes reports.
Analysis: Ahead of June’s Elections, a Revived French Left is Uniting
by Ell Folan
France’s election was contested by two rightwingers. But a new coalition suggests a radical left is rising once more.
Opinion: Marine Le Pen and Éric Zemmour Are Basically Tories
by Francesca Humi
Britain’s alarm about the French far right obscures an important fact, writes Francesca Humi: many of Le Pen’s ideas are already a reality in the UK.
Live: Macron Re-elected; Elon Musk to Buy Twitter; Mail’s Misogynistic Hit Piece on Rayner
Macron's election as French president might be a relief, but an unprecedented showing for the far right does not bode well for western democracies.
Analysis: Le Pen Lost – But the Far Right Didn’t
by Aurelien Mondon
Emmanuel Macron has been returned to the French presidency for a second term. His victory is more fragile than some might think, argues Aurelien Mondon.
Live: Tories Turn on Johnson; Baker Says Resign; Kwarteng’s Insult to Earth Day
Influential Tories have publicly called for Johnson to resign. With a Commons select committee set to investigate whether he deliberately misled parliament, are the walls finally closing in on the prime minister? With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.
Analysis: What Happened to France’s Socialist Party?
by Ell Folan
In 2012, the centre-left Parti Socialiste held the presidency and a congressional majority. Now the party is on course to win just 2% in the upcoming presidential election. Ell Folan looks at what went wrong.
Live: Johnson & Macron Trade Blows While People Drown
A war of words between Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron has turned a humanitarian crisis into a diplomatic spat. Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani discuss the undignified politics of the UK/French border.
Long Read: Turbulence in Macron’s France: A Recent History
by Nicolas Jara-Joly and Thierry Labica
Between his hated pension reforms, handling of the pandemic, open disdain for the democratic process and frequent recourse to police repression, Emmanuel Macron's teflon sheen has well and truly worn off. Nicolas Jara-Joly and Theirry Labica survey 'La Macronie' so far and look ahead to 2022's presidential election.
‘We Are Not Lying Down’: The Teachers Leading France’s Strike Wave
by Olly Haynes
The government's proposed pension reforms have triggered a wave of strikes across France. One group that will be particularly hurt by the reforms is teachers. Olly Haynes spoke to some of them about the impact of such changes.
Report: Opera de Paris en Grève: The Ballet Company Striking Back Against Macron’s Pension Reforms
by Nic Murray
With strikes against sweeping pension reforms now passing the six-week mark, French arts workers are engaged in a struggle not only to secure their own futures, but the future of the country's cultural sector. Nic Murray reports.
Yellow Jackets in Movement: Understanding the Gilets Jaunes
by Gabriel Bristow
Appearing at once popular, novel and contradictory, the French gilets jaunes ('yellow jackets') movement has generated intense speculation about its potential and limitations. Gabriel Bristow examines the movement's motivations, composition and future.
‘Macron is attacking everyone, and everyone is fighting back’: Interview with a Union Organiser in France
by Joe Hayns
Over past few months there's been an upsurge in worker resistance across multiple sectors in France. Joe Hayns spoke to union organiser Tiziri Kandi about the Clichy hotel strike, outsourcing, and the rail workers fighting Macron’s labour reforms.
5 Reasons Macron and Merkel Aren’t Going to Save Europe
by Laurence Dorman
Despite what the liberal press are saying, the EU is not marching towards a new era of prosperity thanks to Macron and Merkel. Here are five reasons why not.
The Liberal Centre Will Not Hold. Halting the Far-Right Requires a Different Social Model
by David Broder
Yesterday's French presidential election was a necessary slap in the face to the far-right Front National, but the victory of Emmanuel Macron doesn't represent the 'return to normal' many centrists have been hoping for.
Interview: Aurelien Mondon’s First Thoughts on the French Elections
Michael Walker (The Fix) spoke to Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath) about the defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French Presidential elections by Emmanuel Macron.