All articles by: Chris Myant

The banker’s takeover bid

Published: February 26, 2017
Written by Chris Myant

Which French presidential candidate has declared, repeatedly, “We have reached a final stage of capitalism which finds itself today trapped in its own inability to regulate its excesses”? One of …

What now after Hamon victory?

Published: February 11, 2017
Written by Chris Myant

In the vastly solemn interior of Amiens Cathedral, a setting sun projected the colours of the painted glass in window after window onto the plain, pale vaulted stonework soaring 150 …

Mass opposition fails to stop employment law

Published: July 25, 2016
Written by Chris Myant

Those radical trade unionists of the extreme left who dragged an oh-so-patient and reasonable French President into the gutter of violent protest have marked “the bitter triumph of confrontation over …

Past lessons not learnt in France

Published: November 21, 2015
Written by Chris Myant

A national state of emergency in which one can travel from one end of France to the other by TGV without any one ever checking, indeed even looking at our …