Protests in Pakistan against Macron’s support for Charlie Hebdo magazine showing Mohammed cartoon

Thousands of protesters clashed with police in Lahore, Pakistan, during a demonstration against President Macron’s support for a magazine showing a ‘blasphemous’ Prophet Mohammed cartoon. Anti-French sentiment has been simmering for months in Pakistan since President Emmanuel Macron‘s government expressed support for a satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s right to republish cartoons. It comes as Saad … Read more

Prince Philip dies: Joe Biden among world leaders paying tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Joe Biden praised Prince Philip’s ‘decades of devoted public service’ as he led world leaders in paying tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh who died today aged 99. The US president said Philip ‘gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK’ while championing charitable causes and environmental issues.  ‘We send our deepest condolences to … Read more

Far-right politician Marine Le Pen declares she will run in the 2022 French presidential election

Far-right politician Marine Le Pen declares she will run in the 2022 French presidential election and says victory over Emmanuel Macron is ‘plausible’ President Macron’s handling of Covid-19 have dented his chances of re-election Marine Le Pen has promised an immigration referendum as her first act in office   She lost the 2017 presidential election to … Read more

Covid France: Thousands turn down AstraZeneca vaccine due to Macron’s U-turns over blood clot risk

Thousands of people are turning down AstraZeneca jabs in France due to ‘wave of panic’ created by Emmanuel Macron – with blood clot link ‘the final blow’ Medics say people are turning down the vaccine in droves after Macron’s U-turns Political opponents claim the anti-Brexiteer questioned jab to attack the UK Mayor of Calais today … Read more

Boris Johnson says new French Covid wave is ‘very sad’ and warns the UK has ‘got to be ready’

Boris Johnson said that the latest wave of Covid that has forced a fresh lockdown in France was ‘sad’ today – and warned that the UK must be ready for it to cross the Channel. On a visit to Hartlepool this afternoon the Prime Minister said that experience had shown that the disease usually hit the … Read more

Covid France: Emmanuel Macron slammed by opposition MPs as third lockdown announced

Emmanuel Macron has been accused of behaving like a ‘monarch’ while presiding over ‘a disaster the like of which we’ve never seen’ after he imposed a third national lockdown.  The French president last night blamed the ‘British variant’ for creating ‘a pandemic within a pandemic’ as he finally bowed to weeks of pressure from medics … Read more

Covid France: Emmanuel Macron announces 7pm curfew as third wave surges across Europe

France will enter a third national lockdown for four weeks, French president Emmanuel Macron announced in an address to the nation on Wednesday night. The decision comes as a third wave of Covid-19 – blamed largely on the so-called ‘British variant’ of the virus – surges across Europe and countries face a race against time to … Read more

Macron will address France tonight amid third wave of coronavirus

France will enter a third national lockdown for four weeks, French president Emmanuel Macron announced in an address to the nation on Wednesday night, expanding current measures in 19 territories to the whole country. The decision comes as a third wave of the coronavirus surges across Europe and countries face a race against time to vaccinate … Read more

Ursula von der Leyen ‘refused to sign’ world leaders’ pandemic plea

J. V. Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji Antonio Luis Santos da Costa, prime minister of Portugal Klaus Iohannis, president of Romania Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister,  Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya Emmanuel Macron, president of France Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany Charles Michel, president of the European Council Kyriakos Mitsotakis, … Read more

Covid France: Emmanuel Macron ‘no longer follows scientists’ advice’, colleagues claim

President Emmanuel Macron believes he has become such an expert on Covid that ‘he is no longer following the advice of scientists,’ according to colleagues. The 43-year-old faced damaging leaks in today’s Le Monde, one of France’s bestselling newspapers, which painted him as self-important and obstinate amid a surging third wave. It comes as his … Read more