François Hollande

Farage Calls France A 'Pipsqueak'... In Front Of The French President

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage called France ”pipsqueak” on Wednesday during an address to the European parliament attended by French President Francois Hollande. T...

David Cameron Is Wrong: Businesses Should Speak Out About the EU

Gavin Devine | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Businesses have a legitimate right to be heard, and for them to express a view would add practical experience and good sense to the debate. And so shutting up the business lobby is probably impossible, and would be stupidly counterproductive. The Prime Minister's advisers, not for the first time, are wrong.

Heroes Who Thwarted Train Terror Attack Receive French Legion D'honneur

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

A British man and three Americans have been awarded France's highest honor, the Légion d’honneur by the president, Francois Hollande for their role...

Calais: Why We Urgently Need a Franco-British Border Police Force

Jean-Paul Mulot | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jean-Paul Mulot

A Calais summit at European level is urgent. It should provide solutions to the migrants crisis while at the same time securing the tunnel to ensure that Calais and Dover are open for business as usual... The problem of Calais is not just a Franco-British question, it is a problem for the whole of Europe and the developing world. But the French and the English are on the frontline.

Diplomacy, Not Demonising, Offers Calais Solution

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron should be finding a diplomatic solution to the Calais crisis rather than 'demonising' migrants, Yvette Cooper has declared. In a blog...

Distressed Courtney Love Calls On French President For Help

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Courtney Love has called on the help of French President Francois Hollande, after being ambushed by protesters in Paris. SEE MORE: The Only Man Co...

France, Greece, and Now Spain: A Renaissance of the Left?

John Bunzl | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

With Podemos, Spain's left-wing anti-austerity movement, making dramatic gains in the local and regional elections, a discernible renaissance of Left-...

Fifa Corruption? David Cameron Says That's Not The Half Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has urged fellow world leaders to learn lesssons from the Fifa scandal to tackle the 'cancer' of corruption that ravages countries acros...

British Nationals 'Likely' On Board Crashed Alps Flight

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

"It is likely that there were some British nationals" on board the Germanwings flight that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps, with 150 people on b...

Airbus A320 From Barcelona To Düsseldorf Crashes In France

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

• Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed in southern French Alps • All 144 passengers and six crew feared dead • Confusion over distress call •...

Britain Condemns Putin In Strongest Language Yet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin is behaving like a "mid 20th-century tyrant" over Ukraine and leading Russia in a way "civilisation nations" shouldn't behave, Foreign ...

'Putin Doesn't Want To Annex Eastern Ukraine - He Told Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK

François Hollande has urged Western leaders to ease sanctions on Russia should progress be made during negotiations in Kazakhstan later this month. T...

The UK is OK thanks to GB

Richard Hytner | Posted 21.11.2014 | 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 | 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.