Hamon: ‘Where’s the policy discussion?’

In an interview with the magazine Les Inrockuptibles, Hamon’s explains how campaign rhetoric has become a principal-based conflict, that sidelines the opportunity to consider real political alternatives. Continue reading Hamon: ‘Where’s the policy discussion?’

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Le Pen under the spotlight on French television

Just over a week ago Marine Le Pen was interrogated for two hours on L’Emission Politique. The show incorporated various parts. Apart from the two hosts, Le Pen debated with several special guests who scrutinized particular areas of her manifesto, and also by three members of the audience, hand-picked in advance. The broadcast flung everything at Le Pen, framing the interview around the question of … Continue reading Le Pen under the spotlight on French television

Emmanuel Macron – ‘I’m not here to receive a lecture on patriotism’!

The leader of En Marche! and the new wonderboy of French politics has come in for some heat recently for his comments concerning Algeria. In this interview from Le Figaro, he defends his claims in the name of reconciling a ‘fractured’ France; criticizes Fillon’s political maneuvering; and outlines how he will combat crime. Continue reading Emmanuel Macron – ‘I’m not here to receive a lecture on patriotism’!