The party remains thoroughly toxic, right to the top.
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The Eurozone has returned to growth, but it is still suffering from serious internal problems and needs significant reforms.
Last Thursday in France, fascism claimed a life. Clément Méric, a young trade unionist and far-left activist, died under the blows of a group of skinheads in Paris.
Same-sex marriage should become law in France today, as the bill goes through its second and final reading in Parliament – but the predicted victory will taste bittersweet.
Francois Hollande’s popularity recently hit a record low for a French head of state, with a whopping 67 per cent of the French population disapproving of the President. The lesson from France should perhaps be that the most sensible thing to do in the current climate is to keep expectations low, or at any rate ensure they never approach anything like that generated in the run up to the election of Francois Hollande.
Attack on Tottenham fans coincides with report showing ‘unprecedented rise’ in anti-Semitism in France
An apparent anti-Semitic attack on Tottenham fans in France coincides with a report showing a 58 per cent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the country in 2012.
David Cameron has said Britain is prepared to send a “sizeable amount” of troops in support of French forces battling Islamist militias in Mali.
The UMP have picked themselves up from Sarkozy’s defeat and internal strife to pick a new leader, Jean-Francois Copé.
There was encouraging news for the Syrian rebels today, with success on the ground and increasing international support.