Walter Ellis

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Walter Ellis is a journalist and commentator based in France.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Weekend Essay - Was Britain's decision to Brexit a good idea?

Much of the talk that surrounds Brexit these days focuses on the process. Couldn’t it have been easier, just like …

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 9 September 2019

Ireland is changing

Ireland, it used to be said, was not only a Catholic country, but a nation whose people were overwhelmingly of …

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 2 September 2019

Loyalists in Northern Ireland losing faith in England as Brexit looms

In the beginning was the word, and the word was No. On Saturday, the last day of the Northern Ireland …

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

As autumn approaches, Macron has a new spring in his step

Nothing is more important to whoever happens to occupy the office of President in the Élysée Palace than the perception, …

By Walter Ellis

Friday, 16 August 2019

Bored French reduced to reading Nicolas Sarkozy's latest potboiler

We are not yet at the end of the Silly Season in France, what the media (though no one in …

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 12 August 2019

The era of the playboy is coming to an end, thank goodness

Playboys. Remember them? When I was growing up, playboys were glamorous figures. You could never hope to meet them, but …

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Rumpole of the Berlaymont

The following is an exclusively obtained transcript of the summing-up by the QC for the respondents in the case Regina …

By Walter Ellis

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Tourism in Europe is eating itself

The evidence is in. Tourism in Europe is eating itself. The combination of cheap airfares, Airbnb and motorised caravans means …

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Will Boris get it right on trade?

The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes and ships – and sealing wax …

By Walter Ellis