Walter Ellis

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Walter Ellis is a journalist and commentator based in France.

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Spiral season 8 review - the final autopsy

It was all smiles in the end, but, Mon Dieu, they put us through the wringer first. Season 8 of …

By Walter Ellis

Friday, 22 January 2021

Macron hits out at Covid know-alls as vaccination programme stalls

He’s getting rattled. President Macron today scolded the people of France for whingeing about Covid and always thinking they know …

By Walter Ellis

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Armin Laschet: Putin's Manchurian candidate or Germany's next great hope?

One of the first things to be noted about Armin Laschet, newly elected leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) …

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

European unity among the latest casualties of Covid

On paper, the EU is well prepared to secure the protection of its 450 million citizens from the Covid-19 virus …

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 11 January 2021

Brexit’s children: Irish unity moves back onto the agenda

What are we going to do about Northern Ireland? The province, which this year marks 100 years of existence as …

By Walter Ellis

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Weekend Essay - Keeping America safe in the age of Trump

In 1990, during a trip to the United States, I took my son, then aged eight, to visit Washington DC. …

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 4 January 2021

Macron under fire from every quarter as vaccination programme stalls

The President was clear. The snail’s pace roll-out of France’s Covid vaccination programme was unjustified and could not be allowed …

By Walter Ellis

Monday, 28 December 2020

2020: A tough political year in review

To most people, history is what happened to them and their families and friends as far back as they can …

By Walter Ellis

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Calais - a problem for 674 years

Calais, like its sibling, Dover, is a hard town to love. It is ugly and workaday and entirely without pretension. …

By Walter Ellis