François Hollande

The UK is OK thanks to GB

Richard Hytner | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

'No' to independence from the UK meant 'yes' to dependence on GB. At the eleventh hour, Gordon Brown the former Prime Minister trumped Scotland's First Minister with authenticity, humility and outstanding oratory.

The Internet Is Drooling Over France's Ridiculously Good Looking Economy Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics

Emmanuel Macron has taken over as France's new economy minister with plans to rescue the country's ailing economy, but one thing has caught people's a...

Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

Shamefully, the Western World Has Failed the People of Syria

James Snell | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

Despite the existence of other international crises, the civil war in Syria and its effects remain. Three years on from the beginning of protests against the dictatorial rule of President Assad, the original struggle for greater rights in a tyrannical state has morphed into an armed revolution.

Marine le Pen and the Royal Road to 2017

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

In France, since the European elections of May 2014, and Marine le Pen's breath-taking 25% of the vote - to the ruling Socialists' paltry 13% - she has said very little. She does not need to; between them, the left and the right are opening up a royal road for her to go through to the second round of the presidential elections in 2017...

Juncker! Juncker! Stick It Up Your Jumper!

Adrian Hilton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adrian Hilton

"I am more confident than ever that I will be the next European Commission President," tweeted former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker on 4 June. Quite how he knew with such certainty so far in advance of the EU's elected national leaders is something of a mystery. Until, that is, you consider the continuing dominance of the Franco-German axis in the European Union...

French Presidency in Crisis and a Neurotic Need for Heroes Means DSK Won't Go Away

Professor John Gaffney | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics
Professor John Gaffney

Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back. On Thursday May 16 he took a major part in a prime-time documentary about the Euro - where he criticised Nicolas Sarkozy's response to the 2008-9 economic crisis.

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

Robert Philpot | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 03.06.2014 | 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 01.06.2014 | 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 21.05.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...