Emmanuel Macron’s plummeting popularity results largely from his determination to comply with the EU’s 3% cap on deficit spending. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

As Emmanuel Macron approaches his 100th day in office, hope that he would reconcile the French with both each other and free market economics is fadin(...)

  Brigitte  and Emmanuel Macron: Ms Macron is waiting for her situation to be clarified, as her husband promised during his presidential campaign. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Brigitte Macron has kept a low profile since her husband Emmanuel’s inauguration on May 14th last. On Bastille Day, Donald Trump marvelled that Ms Ma(...)

Emmanuel Macron walks through the Galerie des Bustes  at the Château de Versailles on his way to address the joint houses of the French parliament, on Monday. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron spoke repeatedly of the need for meaning in a dense and philosophical 90-minute address to the joint houses of the French pa(...)

Emmanuel Macron’s official portrait. “He seems to be saying, ‘Over my dead body,’” observes a former cabinet minister. Photograph: Soazig de la Moissonniere

An opposition and media outcry over President Emmanuel Macron’s scheduled address to the two house of the French parliament at the Château de Versaill(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: has built his victories on French rejection of their political class. But he has not entirely transformed that rejection into support for his programme. Photograph: Michel Euler/AFP/Getty

The election of an absolute majority loyal to President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday closed an extraordinary period in French politics. In just 14 (...)

Emmanuel Macron  leaves his house to vote in Le Touquet, northern France, during the second round of the parliamentary elections, on Sunday. AFP Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche (LREM), won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly on Sunday, though the ma(...)

Labour movement: the Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger says Corbyn and Bernie Sanders succeeded because they toured towns and cities and addressed rallies. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

In the 1930s Éamon de Valera cruelly put down the prospects for a socialist government in Ireland by saying, “Labour must wait.” It has been a long w(...)

Socialists’ downfall: Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the party’s secretary general, was among the electoral losers. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty

“The Berezina of the Socialist Party” was the term widely used to describe the defeat of the former ruling party in Sunday’s French legislative electi(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux cast their ballots at their polling station in the first round of the French legislatives elections in Le Touquet, northern France. Photograph:  Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron’s new party, La République En Marche (LREM), is set to take an absolute majority in the national assembly after secur(...)

Emmanuel Macron: support for the president has amplified since the first round of the presidential election on April 23rd, while his opponents have lost much ground. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

President Emmanuel Macron’s new movement, La République En Marche (LREM), is poised to win an absolute majority in legislative elections that will ta(...)

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