France Category

Bonjour, Monsieur

The results are in, the incumbent is out – but the story is bigger. The last two weeks have seen the culmination of months of campaigning, and they have not been pretty. On Sunday 22nd April, the first round of voting in France’s presidential election returned some unsavoury results. Nicolas Sarkozy, the right-wing incumbent, trailed […]

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France votes

As I write, my mum is in the queue at the consulate to place her vote in the French presidential elections. The choice is so unbelievably poor that she almost considered ditching Nicolas Sarkozy in favour of the fringe Francois Poutou, who has fantastically promised to simply cancel France’s debt. It’s been that kind of […]

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A stunned France

As someone who is half French but lives in London, I was taken aback by the recent terrorist shootings in Toulouse. To me, this town is somewhere quaintly French, sunny, and famous for – well – sausages. For many, this is no longer the case. Two weeks ago, France was horrified by the shootings of […]

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