Tag: 2015

France’s November reflections

Several hundred people gathered in the courtyard of Les Invalides on Friday, November 27, 2015, to remember the 130 victims of the Paris attacks. I listened to live coverage on RMC. You could have heard a pin drop. There were…

Interpreting the Paris attack

2015 has hardly been the best year for France. No sooner had the Twelve Days of Christmas ended when the Kouachi brothers gunned down Charlie Hebdo editors and a policeman outside their offices before holding a printing plant owner hostage…

Lofty Labour

The Conservatives are repositioning themselves as the party of the working class. Forty-three per cent of David Cameron’s new cabinet members were educated at state or faith schools, up from 21% in the first Coalition cabinet in 2010. Among them:…