John Gaffney is the co-director of the Aston Centre for Europe, specialising in French politics and the discourse of leadership.

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15 January 2014
The French presidency thrives on making the “private life” public.
The Staggers
22 August 2013
This is the time of year when Ed Miliband gets a pasting from the polls and the media. It has happened regularly since...
The Staggers
22 June 2012
Upset caused by a single tweet.
The Staggers
31 May 2012
Given France’s importance as a world power, a member of the UN Security Council, one of the world’s largest...
The Staggers
04 May 2012
His flash style offended voters.
22 August 2008
David Cameron has been widely reported as calling Gordon Brown a liar and Nick Clegg a joke. What do such personal...