Off with their heads! How French politics went topsy-turvy in 100 days

Off with their heads! How French politics went topsy-turvy in 100 days

With François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy already out of the picture, Manuel Valls’s crushing primary defeat on Sunday capped an astonishing one hundred days that turned the race for the Élysée Palace into a quagmire. In hindsight, one could say of Valls’s doomed presidential run that he got everything wrong except his opening plea: he […]

Presidential hopeful Macron sets out ideas to fix France’s ‘self-serving’ politics

Presidential hopeful Macron sets out ideas to fix France’s ‘self-serving’ politics

France is sick because politicians throw taxpayers money at problems instead of addressing them properly, presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday as he set out a first batch of ideas to reform the country’s political system. The former economy minister who quit President Francois Hollande’s government this summerslammed the whole political class for failing […]

Imran Khan resigns as University of Bradford chancellor

Imran Khan resigns as University of Bradford chancellor

Former cricketer Imran Khan has resigned as chancellor of the University of Bradford, citing his “increasing political commitments”. He will step down on 30 November after nine years in the role. The university’s vice-chancellor Brian Cantor said Mr Khan had been “a wonderful role model for our students”. Mr Khan, who is a leader of […]