John Lichfield

OPINION: Macron has woken up the French economy, but will voters thank him?
JOHN LICHFIELD

OPINION: Macron has woken up the French economy, but will voters thank him?

OPINION: Fear and laziness explain Pécresse’s disastrous French election start
JOHN LICHFIELD

OPINION: Fear and laziness explain Pécresse's disastrous French election start

Valérie Pécresse, French presidential candidate for the centre-right Les Républicains party, gave what was described as a 'make or break' speech at a campaign rally over the weekend. It did not go well. John Lichfield analyses the problems behind her campaign.

OPINION: Macron’s Russian peace mission is genuine and we should wish him well
JOHN LICHFIELD

OPINION: Macron’s Russian peace mission is genuine and we should wish him well

OPINION: Covid may yet play one last trick on Macron and France
POLITICS

OPINION: Covid may yet play one last trick on Macron and France

OPINION: France’s ‘slow train’ revolution may just be the future for travel
OPINION & ANALYSIS

OPINION: France’s ‘slow train’ revolution may just be the future for travel

OPINION: Macron’s vow to ‘piss off’ unvaxxed was deliberate and won’t hurt his election chances
POLITICS

OPINION: Macron’s vow to ‘piss off’ unvaxxed was deliberate and won’t hurt his election chances

ANALYSIS: Politics and pandemic – what lies ahead for France in 2022?
POLITICS

ANALYSIS: Politics and pandemic – what lies ahead for France in 2022?