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Macron and the debate on neoliberalism

Charles RichardsonMay 18, 20171 Comment

Debate continues on what it means to be a "neoliberal", but more people seem willing to accept that it's not always a bad thing.

May election roundup

Charles RichardsonMay 15, 20172 Comments

An occasional feature. This week, France, Germany, Canada, the Bahamas and Austria.

Today in Eurosceptic hypocrisy

Charles RichardsonMay 12, 2017

A report on "nanny state" policies in Europe doesn't send quite the message you might expect.

Macron takes the prize

Charles RichardsonMay 8, 20174 Comments

A big victory overnight for the luckiest man in Europe. But the hard work is only just beginning.

Choosing democracy – or not

Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20173 Comments

The French left faces its moment of truth on whether to make a broad front against Marine Le Pen. The arguments for doing so seem overwhelming.

Macron will win, but can he govern?

Charles RichardsonMay 1, 20175 Comments

France's politicians are looking ahead to the aftermath of Sunday's runoff election, and trying to work out how the new president will put together a parliamentary majority.

It's not all bad news on European fascism

Charles RichardsonApr 29, 20171 Comment

Germany's far-right party deals itself out of political relevance, at least for the time being. Europe's leaders have some breathing space, if they know what to do with it.

The republic and the Republicans (French version)

Charles RichardsonApr 26, 20174 Comments

The leaders of France's main centre-right party have almost all endorsed Emmanuel Macron for his second round battle against Marine Le Pen. Their voters, however, are not so sure.

Macron's luck holds

Charles RichardsonApr 24, 20171 Comment

France's centrist walks away with the first round, and is set for a crushing victory in the runoff.

Two follow-up notes about France

Charles RichardsonApr 21, 20172 Comments

Two additional comments to make following this morning's post on France: one on betting odds and the other on the dilemma of the Australian right.

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