Shirley Curran is an international school English teacher and a Swiss ski instructor. She is married to a nuclear physicist and has lived in a small rural community in the French Jura Mountains for most of the last 40+ years. Born in the Yorkshire Dales she is a regular contributor to the New Statesman comps.

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UK Politics
03 May 2007
Last night’s electoral debate had record audiences. This morning I hear ‘Ségo won – she was stronger than we expected...
24 April 2007
So there we have it. The French have voted with their hearts and shown their true colours with 15 percent of the first...
International Politics
19 April 2007
In this last, lively few days before ‘le premier tour’ the media here is dominated by the elections. Every news item...