Articles tagged with Francois Hollande
by Natasha Clark / 10 Jul 2012 14:20
Francois Hollande will take part in talks with David Cameron and meet the Queen today during his one-day visit to Britain today. Here are a couple of things about the French president that won’t be on today’s agenda.
His partner was involved in a Twitter scandal
Last month, Valerie Trierweiler sent a tweet of “good luck” to Olivier Falorni which caused a political storm. He was fighting for a parliamentary seat in
by Amber Elliott / 16 May 2012 13:17
"Europe needs a proper growth plan, which this prime minister has failed to argue for," said Ed Miliband at PMQs today.
It is a tricky one for David Cameron to come back to, you see. The prime minister, of course, has a role to play in the eurozone crisis. But with a new French president and worsening situations in Spain and Greece, it's all a bit, well, up in the air.
by Emma Burnell / 08 May 2012 09:49
In the French general election last week, turnout was an estimated 82%. At our last general election, it was 65%. In the closest election we’d had for 18 years. And that was up a mighty four points on the 2005 election.
This is a problem. Decisions are made by those who show up, but increasingly decisions are made to favour those who turn up. The very crude and simple reason that young people
by Sebastian Mann / 13 Mar 2012 13:47
In a deft riposte, Francois Hollande yesterday criticised his running mate Nicholas Sarkozy for acting like David Cameron. Following Sarkozy’s lurch to the right and threat that he would suspend France’s membership of the Schengen Area – the area that permits freedom of movement between all EU states except the UK and Ireland – Hollande chastised Sarkozy for his “British” and “Conservative” approach to the EU.
“I had the impression I was listening
by Sebastian Mann / 29 Feb 2012 11:22
We should consider our history of standing up to Nazism before judging Bashar al-Assad for the slaughter of his people. Or so says that luminary of the French far right Jean-Marie Le Pen.
In an interview on French radio this week, Le Pen, father of National Front leader and presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen, told listeners: “I don’t find it abnormal that the Syrian state is defending itself”.
Veiling the National