Opinion

Macron merchandising takes the French for mugs

Always wanted to drink your tea in an Emmanuel Macron mug? Rejoice: on Friday, the Elysée presidential palace launched its online gift shop. The collection of official souvenirs includes Macron-themed mugs for €24.90 (£22) and T-shirts (€55). About 12% of the sales will be put toward the renovation of the [...]

Sweden’s shift to the right took decades

“I can understand the shock in Sweden after the electoral breakthrough of the Swedish Democrats.” I wrote that in the Swedish paper Expressen, not in response to today’s elections, but in 2010, when the far-right party first entered parliament, gaining 5.7% of the votes and 20 [...]
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