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French PM Manuel Valls to Announce Bid for Presidential Election

By REUTERS

DEC. 5, 2016, 2:00 A.M. E.S.T.

PARIS — Socialist French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is to announce later on Monday that he will run for president in next year’s election, Agence France-Presse and French television reported. 227 more words

The European elite have developed a death wish | Paul Mason | Opinion | The Guardian

From the French right’s selection of Fillon to the Italian referendum and Austrian election, Europe’s centre is oblivious to its own existential crisis. They might want to dust off their copies of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice… 14 more words

Eurozone Crisis

No Platform documentary on BBC Radio 4 (featuring me!)

Last month I was interviewed about the history of the NUS policy of ‘no platform’ by BBC Radio 4 for a documentary on the subject, hosted by Professor Andrew Hussey from SOAS. 25 more words

Anti-racism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls Breaks With President Francois Hollande

AFP

© AFP/File / by Adam Plowright | Within President Francois Hollande’s (L) camp, Premier Manuel Valls (R) is talked of as a possible “Brutus”, a reference to assasination of Julius Caesar… 720 more words

Racist endorses racist

Theresa May has successfully managed to realign her party, somewhere to the right of Vlad the Impaler.  Having secured an endorsement from France’s far-right National Front, Mrs May has redefined the ‘centre ground’ as the ninth circle of Dante’s inferno. 171 more words

Satire

How racist are you?

http://www.liberation.fr/france/2016/09/04/marine-le-pen-fait-sa-rentree-a-brachay_1482625

Roudy stared at her, blinking. ‘What makes you think I’m looking for anyone?’

It was Magali’s turn to be taken aback. ‘Well, if Benamrouche is innocent, the investigation has to start over from scratch. 791 more words

Writing

France's Marine Le Pen Says EU Responsible For "Monstrous Chaos In Syria"

You’ve done everything to bring down the government of Syria, throwing the country into a terrible civil war, while accusing Russia which is actually fighting Islamic State. 505 more words

World At War