Articles by Tim King
Unlike his predecessors, Nicolas Sarkozy takes a practical approach to politics. Unfortunately, this seems to mean mythifying the French nation and rewriting history
By the time you read this, the first round of the French presidential election will have taken place. What has the three-month campaign told us about modern France?
The first round of the French presidential election threw up a few surprises. But now it's a straight fight—and Sarkozy has the upper hand
The Front National is an established part of French life with a solid support base. But talking to its leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, and his daughter Marine, it is clear why the party will not easily...
Most French people believe their government is corrupt. This may not stop corrupt politicians gaining office, but it turns many off voting and benefits Le Pen
If Ségolène Royal wins the French presidency in May, a quirky regional experiment in participative budgeting for schools may become national policy
Jean-Marie Le Pen will soon be begging the rural mayors of France to endorse his presidential run next year. Is it their democratic duty to sign? Or not to sign?
After the traumas of the last two years, the French feel deeply uneasy about the state of their country. But most think it can pull itself back from the brink
Although Blairism is withering away in Britain, it drives the presidential campaign in France, as I saw during Ségolène Royal's recent visit to a local village