Springtime for Wauquiez et la France
That line doesn’t scan as well as the original, but it’s as good as I can make it. Yes, this weekend is what so many in France have been longing for. 1 611 mots de plus
‘Reform’ of asylum and immigration laws
It comes with the territory that Interior Ministers have a tendency to hardness.
In France the tendency is for Interior Ministers to be hard men (Michèle Alliot-Marie, 2007-09, the sole woman; before, she’d been the first female Defence Minister). 2 665 mots de plus
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a newly-anointed leader of a (once) major political Party – who runs France’s 2nd largest Regional Council (7.9 million people) in his spare time – should want to spend a few surplus hours passing on ‘non-Party-political’ wisdom (Note: NOT bullshit) to tomorrow’s elites at a leading Business School. 1 610 mots de plus
The War of Notre-Dame-des-Landes Airport (NDDL)
The Government took a Big Decision. And thus the President executed his first major volte-face.
After more than 50 years bitter debate, Prime Minister Philippe announced that construction of the, by now, €600 million Major New Airport of Western France had been definitively abandoned. 1 790 mots de plus