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Beneath the foam: A look back at the fête

The dust has settled, the confetti has been swept up, the stalls and rides and loudspeakers are gone. With our village’s annual fête finished, it’s time for one last look back — to reveal a bit of the politics that … Continue reading

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The President’s (amateur) gaffe

By the time you read this, the French election results may well be known. If the pollsters are correct, then François Hollande will have narrowly defeated Nicolas Sarkozy to become the nation’s next President. Here’s my take on how President … Continue reading

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