Francois Fillon

Imagining Marine Le Pen Elected? 'I Find It Horrendous', WW2 Résistant Says

J.N. Paquet | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

When a WW2 Resistant tells a newspaper that in French politics, Le Pen represents the negation of all that the Resistance fought for and calls on everyone to vote Emmanuel Macron next Sunday.

Marine Le Pen Accused Of 'Pulling A Melania Trump' In Plagiarism Controversy

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK

Marine Le Pen’s aides have defended a speech made by the far-right presidential candidate on Monday following accusations parts were plagiarised fro...

A Populist Win For Le Pen Or Mélenchon Would Be A Bigger Crisis For The EU Than Brexit

Matthew Elliott | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Politics
Matthew Elliott

Sunday's vote will determine which two of the eleven candidates standing to be the next French President will go through to the final round, which will be held on Sunday 7 May. And there is a big chance that the result might well be yet another upset in global politics, as voters once again switch from the established parties and candidates to insurgent alternatives.

Everything You Need To Know About The French Election

Jasper Cox | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jasper Cox

Jean-Luc is enjoying a late surge in the polls. Despite being on the other end of the political spectrum, like Le Pen he dislikes the EU and NATO, is generally pro-Russia, and wants more protectionism. He also backs a 100% wealth tax. It is hard to imagine Mélenchon reaching the second round, but in this campaign of boulversements, who knows anymore?

Europe's Man Of The Moment, Emmanuel Macron

Anton Georgiou | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anton Georgiou

As I left Westminster Hall, with the chant, 'Macron, Présidente!' ringing in my ears, I proudly grasped my EU flag whilst walking past Parliament, and once again felt what I had felt before last year's setbacks - inspired by politics - inspired by the possibility politics brings, let's all keep our fingers crossed and hope he pulls this off - En Marché !

Don't Imagine 2016 Was An Outlier

Angus Campbell | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
Angus Campbell

If anyone says they saw all that happened in 2016 coming they are lying. There's the wonderful stat that one of the big bookmakers released after Dona...

François Fillon: The Long Distance Driver Of French Politics

Lord Ricketts | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Ricketts

What did the voters see in Fillon? I think it was partly his reputation, straight-talking and honesty. Partly his style: he looks presidential and exudes calm and confidence. And partly his programme, crafted during his long road trip around France. He is the only presidential candidate I can remember who has had the courage to tell French voters that France needs serious economic reform.

The Waugh Zone November 28, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, November 28… 1) BREXIT BUFFET Can Theresa May agree a ‘Brexit buffer’, a transitional deal tha...

Why I Don't Mind Being a Mademoiselle

Eleanor Stanford | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Eleanor Stanford

Paris - and France - no longer has any mademoiselles. Luckily this is not in the wake of a mass exodus of les jeunes, but thanks to new legislation banning the title from all state literature.

Half The Cabinet Are Off To Paris On Friday. Why?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK Politics

On Friday we'll be treated to the unlikely sight of many of the cabinet’s big hitters setting off to Paris for meetings with their French counterpar...