Actor claims he’s no tax exile – and that Russian President Vladimir Putin likes his ‘hooligan side’
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Friday 21 December 2012
France's electoral finance watchdog rejects ex-president's claim for expenses
Friday 21 December 2012
It’s because the French are instinctively statist that the Depardieu affair has exploded
French opposition party agrees uneasy truce following internal battle over 'fraudulent' leadership election
Tuesday 18 December 2012
An uneasy peace has broken out in the month-old conflict which threatened to tear apart the main French opposition party.
Monday 10 December 2012
The former Justice Minister has been victim to a prolonged and sinister campaign of implied abuse because of her love life. Why did ever expect better of French men?
Monday 03 December 2012
After two weeks of fraternal menaces, insults and accusations, peace appears to be breaking out on the French centre-right.
Monday 26 November 2012
Union pour un Mouvement Populaire is accelerating towards self-destruction
Friday 23 November 2012
Government stands firm on prison votes
Thursday 22 November 2012
The French centre-right yesterday suffered one of the most miserable days in the history of any political movement in the democratic world.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Claims of ballot rigging mar Jean-François Copé's victory as race to succeed Sarkozy ends in acrimony
Friday 16 November 2012
If Copé wins, it is possible the UMP will split and moderate figures will drift to a new centre party
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Outcry from Catholic Church and the right, but latest poll shows 65% of French approve
Thursday 01 November 2012
President François Hollande, facing an unprecedented meltdown in his popularity, today criticised the impatience of French voters but promised that his softly-softly approach would triumph in the end.
Saturday 13 October 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French President, appeared to quash speculation that he might return to politics when he gave his first speech on the lucrative global lecture circuit for ex-statesmen in New York on Thursday night.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
The heavenly smell of frying bacon wakes me in the morning from my "work in progress" kitchen - but social etiquette says I can't go down and join the fry-up.
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