• Published on 7 May 2017 Sections France, Politics

    The two candidates – Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron offer a vision for France and for Europe that could not be more different: to put it bluntly, the run off in France mirrors the political battle of our age between globalisation and nationalism.

  • Published on 7 May 2017 Sections France, Politics

    In France the final round of the Presidential election is underway, but will the country choose the youthful centrist Emmanuel Macron or the far-right Marine Le Pen?

  • Published on 6 May 2017 Sections France, Politics

    Election regulators in France are investigating claims of a “massive and co-ordinated” hack targeting frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.

  • Published on 6 May 2017 Sections France, Politics, UK, World

    Theresa May continued to play things down today – saying she’s grateful for her local election wins but said the question facing voters in June was who should lead the country : her or Jeremy Corbyn.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Brexit has taken centre stage in the election campaign, with the Shadow Brexit Secretary spelling out Labour’s strategy for handling Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Sir Keir Starmer said he’d seek to retain the benefits of the single market and would guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Gary Gibbon on Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections France, Politics, World

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen say the elections are about the future of France and both candidates look to young people to change French politics.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections France, Politics, World

    Natalie Nougayrede, former managing editor of Le Monde and now a columnist for the Guardian, and Simon Kuper, a columnist with the Financial Times.

  • Published on 10 Apr 2017 Sections France, Politics, World

    With a quarter of French young people unemployed, support for the National Front has doubled among youngsters in five years. Many are attracted by Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant and strong nationalist message.

  • Published on 25 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    While Ukip insists it will carry on regardless despite Mr Carswell’s departure – thousands of people have taken to the streets across Europe to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Union. Including a march through London protesting against Brexit.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Article 50: what will the letter say?

    One veteran of the No campaign in 2014 said he thought this time round there should be more made of the “please don’t leave us” emotional stuff that is believed to have helped to tip the balance in the second Quebec referendum.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    What about the other side of the debate? Not so much Britain in Europe, but Europeans in Britain. Some no longer feel welcome. Others feel insecure, uncertain whether there will still be a place for them after Brexit. Worried that¬† everything they’ve already invested here could suddenly be at risk. ¬†

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections Politics, UK

    Two former cabinet ministers in the last coalition government who take different sides of the Brexit argument: former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, and former Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa Villiers.