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Ahead of this weekend’s voting, President Emmanuel Macron and rival Marine Le Pen held an acrimonious telly debate where they clashed over relations with Russia, the Islamic headscarf and the jab.

Via France 24:

The most explosive clash came when Le Pen confirmed she was sticking to her controversial policy of banning the wearing of the Islamic headscarf by women in public, describing it as a “uniform imposed by Islamists”.

Macron responded: “You are going to cause a civil war if you do that. I say this sincerely.”

She also vowed to put an end to “anarchic and massive” immigration into France, claiming it was worsening crime which she said was becoming “unbearable” for people all over the country.

Macron, Le Pen in final poll campaigning rush after bitter debate (France 24)



France 24

Last night.

France 2.

In a televised interview, the French President Emmanuel Macron stated that he did not want to use the term “genocide” for the killing of Ukrainians by the Russian military.

Macron noted :

“I would be cautious with such words because these two peoples (Russians and Ukrainians) are brothers.”


Last night.

Iowa, USA

President Joe Biden for the first time referred to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine as a “genocide” at an event in Iowa, and he repeated the term before boarding Air Force One to return to Washington, DC.

Joe Biden accuses Vladimir Putin of committing genocide in Ukraine (The Guardian)

“The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so, we’re going to continue doing so, until the end. That’s the strategy.

“I won’t send (the unvaccinated) to prison, I won’t vaccinate by force. So we need to tell them, from Jan. 15, you won’t be able to go to the restaurant anymore, you won’t be able to down one, won’t be able to have a coffee, go to the theatre, the cinema…”

French President Emmanuel Macron in an interview with La Parisian.

Cheese-eating fascist monkey.

Macron says he wants to ‘piss off’ the non-vaccinated (Reuters)

This morning/afternoon.

Government Buildings, Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

French President Emmanuel Macron, on a one day visit to Ireland, with Taoiseach Micheal Martin.

A ‘working lunch’ is currently taking place with topics including Brexit, the future of the EU and Ireland’s reluctance to sign up to a global corporate tax rate of 15% on the ‘table’. Next to the ketchup.

You’d miss Sarkozy all the same.

Earlier: He Is Among Us

Julien Behal/RollingNews

Un handshake??

This morning.

President Michael D Higgins has welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron at Áras an Uachtaráin on his first official visit to Ireland.

Mr Macron is undertaking a one-day tour of Dublin.

He is meeting President Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin, as well as visiting Trinity College and the Guinness Enterprise Centre.

President Higgins welcomes French President to Ireland (RTÉ)


France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Taoiseach Micheál Martin at a  EU summit in Brussels, Belgium on December 11

This afternoon.

More as he gets it we get it.


Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron during an EU summit in Salzburg, Austria last Summer

This struggle is a daily commitment, because Europe, like peace, can never be taken for granted. I tirelessly pursue it in the name of France to take Europe forward and defend its model. We have shown that what we were told was unattainable, the creation of a European defence capability and the protection of social rights, was in fact possible.

President of France Emmanuel Macron writing in today’s Irish Times.


Bon temps.

Europe’s renewal must be based on freedom, protection and progress (Emmanuel Macron, Irish Times)

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and US President Donald Trump in the White House last April

Amid the chaos, Macron’s approval rating in France is just 23 percent, according to the latest poll from international polling company Ifop, as many on both the left and right see him as out-of-touch.


Forty-eight percent of Americans polled in a new American Barometer survey say they approve of President Trump‘s performance in office.The poll showed 24 percent of respondents said they “strongly approved” of Trump, while another 24 percent said they “somewhat approve” of him.

Macron Wanted to Lead the World. Now He’s Struggling to Lead France (New York Magazine)

Hill.TV poll shows 48 percent approve of Trump (TheHill)

Pic: Reuters