Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Carnage in Manchester: time for the Muslim community to stand up

I remember an American political commentator remarking once after a deadly spate of tornadoes hit the Mid-West that it was..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Vote for the inevitable. Vote Conservative.

Something bizarre is happening to Britain. A kind of fatalism has gripped the nation. Voters seem reconciled to a hard..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 15 May 2017

Macron reveals his choice as prime minister, then jets off to Berlin

Well, En Marche is a new party and Emmanuel Macron had only been installed in the Elysée Palace for 24..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 15 May 2017

As Macron marches on, a valedictory for Valls

When I said the other day that Emmanuel Macron, installed yesterday as France’s new President, was considering the appointment of..

By Walter Ellis


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Macron's France: The Old Order crumbleth

The pace is picking up in France. Manuel Valls, who resigned as the Socialist Government’s prime minister five months ago..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 8 May 2017

Macron in excelsis: now for the hard part

To the strains of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and flanked by the flags of the European Union as well as..

By Walter Ellis


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Macron v. Le Pen: All over bar the shouting

It wasn’t exactly a contest for the ages. Shouty, ill-tempered and coarse, last night’s debate between Emmanuel Macron and Marine..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 1 May 2017

The EU ultimatum: What Britain needs is bums on seats, not an empty chair

What happens if Britain walks away from the Brexit negotiations? Will it be like cutting the Gordian knot, allowing us..

By Walter Ellis


Monday, 24 April 2017

Macron beats Le Pen to the punch

So where do we go from here? What does Emmanuel Macron’s victory in yesterday’s first round of the French Presidential..

By Walter Ellis