International Politics
22 September 2003
Who will stand up to America? Count France in, of course. Our own Jack Straw, ever the diplomat, accuses the French of...
Politics
05 May 2003
Dynasties in politics have a way of going awry. From Papa and Baby Doc to John F Kennedy and Teddy, from George Sr and...
Politics
24 February 2003
France can be irritating, no doubt about it. Indeed, some would see the capacity to irritate as the heart of France's...
International Politics
30 September 2002
Think what you will of Dick Cheney, he's a helpful sort. Not just to US arms manufacturers: it is plain that Gerhard...
International Politics
16 September 2002
Look closely at the man who may very soon replace Gerhard Schroder as chancellor of Germany. He is hiding something. As...
International Politics
17 June 2002
Tony Blair seems suddenly left on his own as the political world turns right around him. Yet Blair's increasing "...
International Politics
13 May 2002
On the eve of his weird re-election as president of France, upending Jean-Marie Le Pen's Front National, Jacques Chirac...
International Politics
29 April 2002
With some delicacy, the erstwhile French president Edouard Herriot held that politics in France should, like the tripe...
International Politics
15 April 2002
It will be a small miracle if France emerges in working political shape from its forthcoming round of major elections:...
Society
04 March 2002
Europe has found its maker. What luck that a statesman of such unquestioned brilliance and experience has come forward...
Politics
17 December 2001
It would seem reasonable to assume that Tony Blair's anti-terrorist push for world standing enhances his position in...
Politics
08 October 2001
The minister seems excited by what he has just seen. He is shaking his excellently groomed head. Five thousand nurses...
Politics
17 September 2001
I like the euro. Living in France, I already write cheques and buy petrol with it. The strange thing about the new...
Politics
18 June 2001
We tend to groan at European partners, such as the French, who openly take issue with America; they are seen as "anti-...
Politics
26 March 2001
We all know Paris - that ineffably charming city of cafes and nice-looking girls, the essence of what the French do...

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