25 May 2017 “I don’t understand anything anymore.” Where do French voters now stand: to the Right or to the Left? by Richard Pooley It was the afternoon of Monday 15th May. A ceremony was taking place in a sunny Paris outside the Hôtel Matignon, the residence and office of France’s prime minister. The chubby… Continue reading Issue 106:2017 05 25 :“I don’t understand anything anymore.” (Richard Pooley)
18 May 2017 Macron’s discombobulation of the French political landscape. By Richard Pooley Discombobulate has always been one of my favourite words. Like its French equivalent bouleverser it is onomatopoeic: you can hear the world turning upside down. And the election of Emmanuel Macron to the French presidency has certainly bouleversé le paysage politique français. … Continue reading Issue 105:2017 05 18:Macron’s discombobulation of the French political landscape(Richard Pooley).
27 April 2017 It’s not in the bag, Emmanuel What will the Mélenchon supporters do on May 07? By Richard Pooley Exciting, wasn’t it? Actually, no. Despite the warning by pollsters that the first round of the French presidential election was too close to call and hence reliable exit polls would not be published at… Continue reading Issue 102: 2017 04 27: It’s not in the bag, Emmanuel (Richard Pooley)