Emmanuel Macron

There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.

Philosopher, February 3, 1909 - August 24, 1943

Plenty of eyebrows were raised when former Chancellor George Osborne was handed the role as Editor of London’s Evening Standard.

If you locked Fox and Hammond in a room which of the two would you expect to emerge as the other one’s pigskin bag?

When it comes to Brexit and the environment our ties to the EU are complex.

The zealots who allow the Brexit fiasco to happen are diminishing the UK inch by inch, day by day.

Emmanuel Macron has been lucky. But also courageous. Here’s how the combination has led to a remarkable turnaround in previously gloomy nation

Prime Minister Theresa May has become a much diminished figure on the world stage

Everyone is buying Europe just when Britain is selling

In this column’s unflinching commitment to finding fragments of silver lining in the debris that has been the Year of Brexit it is torn between Emmanuel Macron and Dominic Cummings.

The only thing that might restore our standing is a leader who is prepared to say what needs to be done – changing our mind on Brexit – and then leading the country through that process.

Trump is invited to Paris, investor confidence grows in Greece and cladding concerns in Germany

The year of Brexit AKA The year you’ll want to forget

German diplomat Peter Ammon is “unnerved” by the Brexit divorce debate

Suddenly he is everyone’s favourite Uncle Jeremy - a man on the threshhold of power. Next time he may be unlucky enough to win

Without the US, Europe must do everything in its power to stop the backsliding in the Balkans

May has somehow managed to deprive the country of the strong and stable government she claimed that only she could provide.

Brexit has generated an unprecedented degree of unity between the other 27 EU member states.

As Britain sends troops on to the streets it joins other European countries living under a state of emergency – but does the military and intelligence service response work to counter terrorism.

Governments and societies are going to have to find the right actions and the right attitudes to stop jihadists from succeeding

Responses to the bombing will be a test of the resilience, maturity and cohesion of both society and party leaders

The global titans and statesmen of yesteryear have gone. And we may never see their like again

Politics is a matter of sentiment, of attitude and feeling.

Because of the success of the £350m Big Lie, Tory politicians now feel free to make any promise without feeling a matching pressure to keep it.

Macron’s election raises the stakes in the governing game

We pick the most wrong and unstable Leavers from the week in Brexit

Having set up his own movement to challenge for the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faces a tough challenge. But there are signs he may just have hit on a way out of the current mess, and discovered an antidote to the populist virus sweeping Europe



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