Monthly Archives: March 2011

More on THAT poll

The French media is having fifty fits over the poll at the weekend that gave Marine Le Pen a lead in the 1st round of Presidential voting a welcome bit of sanity is provided by Melissa Bounoua writing in the Guardian, … Continue reading

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Shock poll lead for Le Pen

Shock poll gives Marine Le Pen a lead in the First Round of voting for President, admitedly in a poll that has Aubry as the Socialist Candidate.

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***Poll Watch***

A new poll for France Soir taken by Ifop gives DSK a substantial lead in the race to be the Socialist Candidate for 2012 taken on 24/25 Feb. DSK – 40% (-4) Martine Aubry – 17% (-7) Ségolène Royal – … Continue reading

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The Vague Socialists

France Today brings us news of  Martine Aubry’s somewhat alarming slip of the tongue last weekend. Observers will suspect that this slip is a pretty good summation of the Socialist Party and its leader. DSK must be rubbing his hands in glee.

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François Hollande, the Tortoise

Reuters are reporting that François Hollande is treking round France under the pretext of the upcoming Cantonal Elections in order to establish himself as a slow burning candidiate for 2012. He already has a poll lead over Sarzkozy in a … Continue reading

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French aid to Libya

Following heavy criticism in the press and from individuals in Tunisia and Egypt in relation to the close links between themselves and the old regimes the French Government has now announced it will be shipping aid directly to rebel held territory in … Continue reading

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