With the far right and far left surging in the run-up to a defining presidential election, the French seem intent on blowing up the political establishment.
A last-minute attack, as many feared, can change everything.
A run-off between Le Pen and a scandal-ridden François Fillon suddenly looks worryingly plausible.
All of the candidates – even Fillon, a socially conservative Thatcherite – can claim to represent change. Yet none appears capable of embodying what de Gaulle called “l’esprit de la nation”.
Faced with a conservative parliament, Emmanuel Macron and Jean-Luc Mélenchon would struggle to deliver their promises.
On the eve of the French Presidential election, Marine Le Pen holds together a coalition more fractious than it seems.
The hard-right candidate's difficult week has revealed her true face - and left her hopes of reaching the second round in jeopardy
Norwegians long resident in the UK suddenly find there is no one to fight their corner.
A win for the government-led “Yes” campaign would destroy checks and balances applied to the parliamentary system
This fire was a tragic but inevitable consequence of British and French policy failures.
The European Parliament has finally passed laws policing the standards of medical devices. But will the UK reverse these gains?
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