It is Saturday afternoon and the Christmas market in Hénin-Beaumont is deserted. A light rain is falling on the town, adding a layer of sadness to the place. In front of the town hall, on Place Jean-Jaurès, the PCF (French Communist Party) office has closed its shutters. A small notice pasted to the door urges… More Trade unions take on the extreme right in northern France . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Trade unions take on the extreme right in northern France
Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian.
Marine le Pen hailed her party’s success as ‘an absolutely historic victory’ and a ‘breath of fresh air in a rather sleepy chamber’. Photograph: Phililppe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images
The far-right Front National (FN) scored a historic . . . → Read More: Parchment in the Fire: Front National wins seats in French senate for first time | World news | The Guardian
Back in 2008 Sarah Palin believed she was talking on the phone with French president Nicolas Sarkozy when in fact she was speaking with a Quebec comedian Marc-Antoine Audette. A more recent high-profile hoax call is making the news in France. It involves a former minister in the Sarkozy government, Nadine Morano.
Morano . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Dahan phone hoax exposes Nadine Morano’s political sympathies