Francois Hollande

The President of the Republic is intelligent, good-humoured, and likeable, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that his time in office has been disastrous

The Parisian political elite has lost touch with reality and the public

David Cameron says he ‘gets the message’ of the EU elections. But only a fundamental renegotiation will restore trust in the PM

‘Ever since its creation in 1972 the Front National has baffled commentators. No one seems able to decide what the party stands for or where it came from’

‘Hollande’s ministers are falling out among themselves and criticism from his
left-wing allies is getting ever more strident’

The people who voted fro Obama to save Medicare and Medicaid are deluding themselves: these programmes won’t be saved by the President’s waffle

French president François Hollande seems to find monogamy too bourgeois for his tastes but all these former lovers are proving de trop

Critics of the flawed euro project have been vindicated but gloating is premature. They need to set out their own vision

The so-called rightward march towards “austerity” has shifted entirely into the territory of the big-spending Left

‘The seriousness of a left-wing movement in today’s Europe can be measured by its stance towards Israel’