Pauline Bock writes about France, the Macron presidency, Brexit and EU citizens in the UK. She also happens to be French.
“If we stay at home, they say we are submissive. If we speak up and take action, they say that we are not allowed to do so.”
Sure, we decapitated our royals. But we truly love (mocking) yours.
A French bill’s definition of rape and “sexual violation” of minors has sparked concern.
“I want to vote. There’s just no one I really want to vote for.”
The presidents see the world very differently. But how they see their own countries is another matter.
Le Pen hopes to present her renamed party as the working-class alternative to Macron’s bourgeois elitism.
According to France’s economy minister: “In Paris, no one talks about Brexit.”
Negotiations by the EU and UK are yet to provide proper reassurance for EU citizens in the UK.
It's not that every single European in the UK is leaving. It's just that a lot of them are, with fewer coming in.
EU citizens can vote in the local elections next May. And they are as angry with Labour as with the Tories.