Walter Ellis

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Walter Ellis is a journalist and commentator based in France.


Thursday, 18 July 2019

Does Boris have anything resembling a plan?

Like many of you, I’m sure, the last three years, in terms of politics and the future of the UK, …

By Walter Ellis



Friday, 12 July 2019

Why Northern Ireland is heading out of the United Kingdom

The Twelfth Fortnight is well underway in Northern Ireland. It reached its climax today when thousands of Orangemen paraded up …

By Walter Ellis



Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Bernard Tapie bounces back from ignominy, giving a timely boost to Lagarde

The timing could hardly have been better. Bernard Tapie, probably the most controversial businessman in modern French history, was cleared …

By Walter Ellis



Wednesday, 3 July 2019

EU top jobs: the old order endures – for now

In the end, it was the appointment that showed that while everything changes, deep-down everything stays the same. Following three …

By Walter Ellis



Tuesday, 2 July 2019

MPs of fifty years ago were more representative of the country they led

Fifty years ago, most MPs sitting in the House of Commons had participated in one form or another in the …

By Walter Ellis



Friday, 28 June 2019

French courts force Sarkozy to confront his past

You might think it odd that in his newly-published memoir, Passions, in which he reflects on his long political career, culminating …

By Walter Ellis



Monday, 24 June 2019

Factor 50 time as France prepares to fry

They say that a terrible heatwave (canicule) is about to settle over France, and the natives are getting fearful. According …

By Walter Ellis



Friday, 21 June 2019

The EU has serious problems too

Sitting at my desk in rural France, I could almost hear the guffaws in Westminster when the news came through …

By Walter Ellis



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Boris bluster will land Britain back in the soup

A mad consensus has taken over the Tory Party that has at its core the belief that Boris Johnson, like …

By Walter Ellis