François Hollande

Lessons From Hollande and de Blasio: Why Labour Must Campaign as It Would Govern

Robert Philpot | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics
Robert Philpot

There have been few electoral bright spots for the centre-left internationally since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Social democratic parties in Britain, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Portugal have all gone down to defeat...

Ned Simons

Miliband Would Be Hollande Without The Cool Affairs, Jokes Tory MP | Ned Simons | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband would govern Britain in the same "dark nightmare" way that Francois Hollande runs France only without the amusing affairs, an aide to Mich...

Hollande Will Regret Calling in New Prime Minister Valls to Save French Government

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Rarely do local elections anywhere have such profound national resonance. In municipal elections on 30 March, France's governing Socialist Party (PS) lost more than 150 towns and cities. The centre-right UMP made huge gains, much more than expected.

France's Tony Blair Takes Over

Denis MacShane | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

The reforms France needs however are massive and require a revolutionary casting aside of vested interests and old thinking, Valls does not lack ambition but whether he will have the support in French parliament and in the Socialist Party remains the big unanswered question. If he doesn't, c'est la fin.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Labour's 'Primary Colours

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 1 April 2014... 1) LABOUR'S 'PRIMARY COLOURS' First, Labour backbencher Simon Danczuk said ...

Both Sarkozy and Hollande Are Victims of the French Culture of Scandal

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

France is now seeing widespread political disaffection, dramatic growth in support for the far-right National Front (though they too regularly endure their own scandals), and Hollande's government is regarded by most people as beyond useless. The scandal-riven republic seems to be seriously malfunctioning.

LOOK: French Journalists Dans La Merde After Oval Office Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

There's a time and a place for a selfie, and this probably isn't it. French journalists seized the moment while they were sitting in the Oval Offic...

Jon Stewart On The US Media's Coverage Of Francois Hollande's Trip

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Comedy

As Jon Stewart points out in this clip from 'The Daily Show' (showing midnight tonight on Comedy Central Extra), the American media are rather obsesse...

Will François Hollande Cash in on His Lad Credentials?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

François Hollande must be undergoing a bit of a personality crisis at the moment. To be or not to be Europe's greatest rogue: that is the question. U...

How to Survive Turning 50 - the President Francois Hollande Method

Mr Pickwick | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mr Pickwick

Catching sight of myself in mirrors, shop windows and spoons to prepare for this new age, I have become a stooping figure, with enormous cheeks (depending on which side of the spoon you look at) and a thoughtful demeanour hiding the weight of the World on my shoulders lightened by a tendency to laugh at fart gags.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Happy Chinese Old Year Deadline Day! Yes, it's the Year Of The Horse - good news for Cameron and Hollande's pub lunch - and we're kicking it off with ...

'Do You Think Your Private Life Has Made France An International Joke?'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

British journalists poured scorn on French reporters earlier this month when Hollande gave his first press conference following allegations of an affa...

Ned Simons

Oxfordshire Pub Summit For Cameron And Hollande Amid EU Spat | Ned Simons | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron will host French president Francois Hollande on Friday, but the summit designed to cement military ties threatens to be overshadowed by ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Are We All In This Together? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 30 January 2014... 1) ARE WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER? REALLY? From the Mirror: "Britain's ...

France's Loss Is London's Gain

Charlie Mullins | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

Successful entrepreneurs who look to the UK as a business friendly place to locate and invest will see a tax rate far beyond that in countries like Russia, which has a flat tax rate of only 13% for everybody! Just like we're seeing with France, investors would leave the country and go elsewhere.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: We're All In This Together

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 26 January 2014... 1) WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER George Osborne may have coined the phrase '...

French President Francois Hollande Confirms Trierweiler Split

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

French president Francois Hollande has confirmed that he has separated from First Lady Valerie Trierweiler. Just hours after his office confirmed ...

'Mais Non'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Media reports that suggested President Francois Hollande would officially announce his separation from his partner today are 'false', according to the...

Did Valerie Trierweiler Go On A £2.5m Rampage?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Valerie Trierweiler has been accused of causing £2.5m of damage to the Élysée Palace during a rampage after she found out about François Hollande...

Hollande Affair Thrusts Rights of Cohabitees Into the Limelight

Catherine Thomas | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Thomas

Currently, cohabitation agreements offer some protection but around half of the population still believe in the myth of a common law marriage (It has, in fact, never existed in England). With cohabiting couples the fastest growing demographic, awareness of this issue is vitally important.

François Hollande - A Case of Infidelity or Integrity?

Dragana Brown | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dragana Brown

Irrespective of whether Hollande was involved in another relationship or not, for I am not here to cast judgement, the question of integrity is one to raise on the basis of Hollande's choices to hide behind and use as an excuse French cultural ways, rather than stand as a true leader and be completely transparent.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Cohabit

Suzi Godson | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Beyoncé knows. Valérie Trierweiler should have insisted that François Hollande "put a ring on it". This column is a little 'en retard' for the French first lady, but here's 10 things you ought to know before you decide to cohabit....

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Nick Vs Chris

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 20 January 2014... 1) NICK VS CHRIS To say Nick Clegg is under pressure is an understatement...

Private Lives, Public Lives

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

I was interested to see this week that, just days after we learned of President François Hollande's troubled private life, the European Court of Human Rights set out some useful guidelines about where it thinks the line should be drawn when it comes to the private lives of public figures.

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

What a week! Especially if you were nominated for an Oscar, won a Golden Globe, or were the President of France. Yes, this week's round-up of Twit...