9 Jul 2024

Great column in the FT

France and Britain are changing places "Britain and France are sitting on opposite ends of a political see-saw. Three days after the UK elected a pragmatic, centrist government with a huge majority, France went to the opposite extreme. Sunday’s legislative elections have produced a deadlocked parliament, with both the far right and the far left gaining ground. (...) Relief that the far-right Rassemblement National performed worse than expected in the second round of voting cannot disguise the fact that the centre ground in French politics is shrinking — and with it the authority of President Emmanuel Macron. The calm of London on election night last week contrasted strongly with the fevered atmosphere in Paris on Sunday evening. (...) it may be many months before France has a government that is capable of delivering a coherent response on European questions. That will be a problem, not just for Britain but for the whole of the EU," LINK TO THE ARTICLE >>> https://lnkd.in/eaMy_zCQ


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