Posts Tagged “francois hollande”

Hollande’s affair – do you care? *Gallic shrug*

by Stephen Tall on January 14, 2014

The President of France, Francois Hollande, held a a long-planned news conference today to launch policies to help France’s struggling economy. Along with cuts to government spending, he plans a ‘responsibility pact’ to incentivise firms to hire workers, and… oh, I’m sorry, am I boring you? You’re only interested in his liaisons dangereuses, the reported […]

On the election of President Hollande, I refer you to the answer I gave some months ago…

by Stephen Tall on May 8, 2012

France’s Fifth Republic has a new president, Francois Hollande. I shed few tears for the man he replaces, Nikolas Sarkozy — while his economic policies were preferable his grubbing for National Front votes (and not just in the last fortnight) (…)

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Je ne regrette rien? Yes, I thought Sarkozy should win in 2007

by Stephen Tall on April 21, 2012

There’s a danger in looking back on your blog-posts from years gone by — that you remind yourself of your fallibility, a shocking misjudgement. And so it’s with a modicum of distress I see that five years ago I backed (…)

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Avant le déluge: If you want to follow the French presidential elections…

by Stephen Tall on April 15, 2012

The UK is approximately 3687 miles from the United States of America, and separated by an ocean. The UK is approximately 22 miles away from France, and separated by a channel. Yet there has already been more coverage expended on the race for the Republican nomination than there has been on the battle to become […]