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Posts Tagged: Emmanuel Macron
Ed Birkett: Biden will spend big to help slow climate change. Johnson won’t. He doesn’t need to. Here’s why.
Splashing taxpayers’ cash is the President’s only reliable option. The Prime Minister has other tools at his disposal.
Stephen Booth: Merkel’s departure is Macron’s opportunity – an opening for his dreams of an even closer Union
And if Germany’s Greens are in government after the federal election, they will be inclined to help him.
Iain Dale: People will die as a result of the EU’s Covid games. But don’t expect the media to criticise Saint Macron.
The British government has been commendably muted on the behaviour of von der Leyen and other politicians.
The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. A run down of the developments across Europe as extreme caution takes hold.
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.
Macron and others played politics with AstraZeneca. The consequences for many EU citizens are fatal.
Some leaders realise the seriousness of the problem. Merkel’s spokesman has pleaded with Germans to take the “safe and highly effective” jab.
Jonathan Werran: The Union and the English question. The answer is to let a hundred localist flowers bloom
The first in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Perhaps the answer is bound up with China – and our inability to focus on more than a single problem at once.
Vaccine strategies in Europe. France battles anti-vaxxers, while Merkel is blamed for procurement failures.
Both countries have had difficulties accelerating the speed at which they vaccinate. So what factors have been to blame?
Part-closed borders, an unresolved Brexit negotiation, a new strain of Covid – the interplay between these is perilous and Parliament should be recalled.
The biggest decision has already been taken. We have left the EU. So let’s treat whatever comes next as an opportunity.
If no good deal comes and No Deal happens, the option of a return to EU membership is no longer on the table.
Johnson to fly to Brussels. Triumph, sellout, last-ditch gamble – or simply showing willing before talks collapse?
The commonsense presumption must be that he wouldn’t be going at all were a deal not at least possible.
Stephen Booth: Agreeing to disagree on the trickiest parts of the UK-EU deal may be the best way forward. For now.
Creating temporary arrangements around fishing and other areas may not be ideal, but it is a better option than the prospect of no deal.
Stephen Booth: The Brexit trade talks, the romance and realities of fishing, and its crucial importance for Scotland
Macron has been steadfast in his belief that the EU should stand firm on access to UK waters. He may be forced to compromise, however.
Garvan Walshe: Macron is running out of time in which to prevail against the far left, far right – and Islamist extremism
After the beheading of Samuel Paty, there are huge questions for the president as to how he can prevent such an atrocious crime again.