Pauline Bock writes about France, the Macron presidency, Brexit and EU citizens in the UK. She also happens to be French.
French ministers are doing the rounds in London to pitch France’s new “attractiveness” to commercial sectors.
Maybe now the French President can work on real alliances instead of PR “friendships”.
“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.