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Marine Le Pen, will face charges of racism NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Most of the members of the European Parliament voted to waive immunity from prosecution for far-right French MEP Marine Le Pen, paving the way for a judicial prosecution under French law for “inciting racial hatred” for remarks she made i...
VE DAY (MAY 8) ‘AS IMPORTANT AS REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY’ TO BEAT FAR RIGHT IN UK AND EUROPE NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
The London woman who may be on course to become the UK’s first black female Member of the European Parliament has said that in Britain, VE Day should be marked with as much ceremony as Remembrance Sunday.Sanchia Alasia, one of Labour’s Lo...
Sarkozy’s case heats up NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
I reported in November that former French president Nicholas Sarkozy would be questioned by a judge in Bordeaux over bribery allegations.The charge is that Sarkozy - affectionately known as “Mr Bling” – accepted more...
Hollande snubs Cameron NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
The French president Francois Hollande, last week snubbed British Prime Minister David Cameron at his drive to reduce the proposed EU budget, in which he eventually succeeded.  As Cameron walked into the meeting he said: "The numbers are mu...
France to roll out the red carpet for UK business NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
In June 2012 David Cameron said that Britain would roll out the red carpet for wealthy French nationals wanting to leave France due to François Holllande’s implementation of the 75% tax rate for those earning over one million euros per a...
European fascists set to benefit from EU funding NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 8 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
In September 2012 I reported why nationalist political parties like the UK’s BNP and France’s Front National party would be rubbing their hands in glee. Their positions are set to be potentially strengthened by gaining monies of...
The role of trade unions in Europe NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
 I wrote a guest blog this week for John Gray who is a Labour party councillor in the East London Borough of Newham, a trade union activist and Chair of the UNISON, regional London Labour link committee.  I wrote about the role of trade uni...
Far right in France holds party conference NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
I have written a piece this week about the far right party in France holding a party conference you can read the piece on left foot forward here.
No room for complacency NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
This week I wrote an article for Progress, which is the New Labour pressure group which aims to promote radical and progressive politics for the 21st century.  I was responding to their recent series on fighting the far-right which has...
Le Pen on the rise? French Fascists seek to take advantage of UMP’s troubles NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The troubled Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) leadership bid and François Hollande’s popularity slump may have left an open door for Front National and their leader Marine Le Pen to resurge.Indeed Le Pen recently stated “the Union for a Popula...
Anti-immigration Copé succeeds Sarkozy as UMP leader – but don’t rule out a comeback NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 1 Minute ago
After the crushing defeat of the former French president Nicolas Sarkozy after just one term in power six months ago, members of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) have finally voted on a new leader this weekend. The two...
Downfall of a President: Nicolas “Mr Bling” Sarkozy in bribe scandal NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will be questioned by a judge in Bordeaux this week over bribery allegations.  The charge is that Sarkozy - affectionately known as “Mr Bling” – accepted more than half a million pounds from Liliane...
Will foreign residents get the right to vote in France? NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 11 Months, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
At the Socialist Party conference in Toulouse on Saturday, recently elected Socialist Party leader Harlem Désir caused a stir when he reminded the crowd of President François Hollande's pledge to give foreign residents the opportunity to vote in lo...
Hollande plans first major trip to Africa NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
François Hollande is in Africa for the first time as president to begin “a new chapter” in French relations with the continent. Before his trip to open the 14th Francophone summit in which it was not sure that he would attend, he gave a major in...
Strasbourg killing raises fresh questions about integration in France NEW
European blogger 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 23 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
The killing in Strasbourg on Saturday by French police once again raised the issue of integration and immigration in France, particularly as this is the second terrorist killing by police in the past year.There are also 11 members of a suspected terr...
Hollande’s pursuit for tax capital set to raise €20 billion NEW
European blogger 2 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
François Hollande, rested from his summer holiday, this week outlined his plan to France’s Court of Audit of how the tax system will operate under a socialist government. His intention is to raise €20 billion in new taxes - which include a 75% t...
Nationalist’s parties set lose EU funding NEW
European blogger 2 Years, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
In February 2012 I reported an announcement from the European Parliament recently had political parties like the UK’s BNP and France’s Front National party, rubbing their hands in glee.  Their positions would have potentially been strengthen...
Britain should stay in the European Union NEW
European blogger 2 Years, 1 Month, 17 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
I attended a debate at the London School of Economics last month, which had a panel debating whether Britain should stay within the EU.  The panel members consisted of Sir Stephen Wall, George Eustice MP, Roger Helmer MEP, Mark Reckless MP, Dr H...
Hollande's first 100 days in office NEW
European blogger 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici confirmed this week that the country is on course to cut 3 per cent of gross domestic product by next year, despite a socialist president being in power for 100 days. President François Hollande, the Soci...
Hollande takes a jibe at Cameron NEW
European blogger 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 15 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The French president François Hollande yesterday stated some home truths about the empty seats fiasco at the Olympics and made a cheeky dig at the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.  Cameron probably won’t be invited to the steps of the E...