A Four-Way Marginal?

A Four-Way Marginal?

Entering the final week before the first round of the French presidential contest, focus is firmly on the recent bunching of the candidates in the polls — to the extent that the race is now being fairly described as a ‘four-way marginal’.    The far-left candidate,...
The Rise of Emmanuel Macron

The Rise of Emmanuel Macron

News last week that former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was backing Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron is but the latest windfall for the man increasingly likely to become France’s next leader. Criticisms of Macron’s youth and inexperience are countered by...
The French Presidential Election: Voting and Polling

The French Presidential Election: Voting and Polling

This spring, France will elect its eighth President under the Fifth Republic. 71 candidates are currently looking to participate in the first round of the election on 23 April, although only those who obtain 500 ‘parainages’ from elected representatives will be...
In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

Like so much of the Brexit process, the publication of last week’s white paper, The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union, marks a historic moment. It seems relevant, therefore, to compare that paper with a similarly momentous, yet...