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).
11 May 2017 Week In Brief: INTERNATIONAL NEWS Europe FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron is to be the new president of France. He won 66.06% of the vote in the second round of the election, beating Marine le Pen of the National Front. But the turnout of 74% was a record low, and the number ballot papers… Continue reading Issue 104;2017 05 11: Week in Brief International
01 September 2016 Week in Brief: International Europe EU: Negotiations for a trade deal between the EU and the USA have failed, according to Germany’s vice-chancellor. The French minister for foreign trade said that he will be calling for an end to the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) talks which have been going on… Continue reading Issue 69: 2016 09 01: Week in Brief International
04 February 2014 What does entrepreneur mean to the French? by Richard Pooley Former US President George W Bush was reputed to have told Tony Blair: “The trouble with the French is that they don’t have a word for ‘entrepreneur’.” Oh, how we mocked him. But it turns out that George W was more of… Continue reading Issue 39: 2016 02 04: What does ‘entrepreneur’ mean to the French? (Richard Pooley)