Sunday, September 24, 2023

France, not Britain, is the real angry and divided nation

How different the fortunes of the leaders are four months on. Johnson has just been returned to power with a ‘stonking’ majority, as impressive as the one Macron’s centrist LREM (La République En Marche) enjoyed in the 2017 French parliamentary elections. But there is a crucial difference: Johnson leads a united Conservative party whereas Macron’s nascent LREM was composed of men and women from the left and right, which in part explains why 11 of his 314 MPs have quit the party in the last two and a half years. The most recent to leave, Jennifer de Temmerman, walked away last month in protest at what she considered the stringency of the government’s immigration policy.

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