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Petit Déjeuner

Bonjour mesdames et messieurs. Aujourd’hui on vote en le premier tour de l’élection présidentielle francaise. In other words, it’s polling day in the first round of the French Presidential election. Fierce 4+

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Easter Breakfast

I’m writing on Saturday, so let’s hope we’re all still here to read it on Sunday. As is becoming almost usual, I’m leading off with Patrick Cockburn: War-whoops and loud applause from foreign policy establishments […]

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British Breakfast

We’ll start this week’s collection with the thoughts of Patrick Cockburn on Syria, since he knows more about what’s going on there than virtually any other journalist: President Donald Trump had little option but to […]

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British Brexit

My name is Michael and I’m a Remoaner. So the news this week that the UK government has informed the President of the European Council of Ministers that they wish to trigger Article 50 of […]

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British breakfast

It’s been quite a busy week, one way and another. Before we examine what the people thought back home about the Irish and German heads of government visiting the Orange House, let’s take a moment […]

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British Breakfast

  Another week, in which POTUS* managed to sound sane for an hour or so. This is sufficiently remarkable for him to have received some modest praise from the Euro-press, though it’s hardly gushing. Fierce […]

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British Breakfast

Hi everybody, and welcome to another miscellany of European sense and nonsense. I’m focusing this week on how POTUS*’s various foreign policy initiatives are being perceived, and the verdicts are decidely mixed. As is becoming […]