The heir to Blair? Macron is more like the French Thatcher

The French president’s agenda of tax cuts and privatisation is actively corrosive to the progressive dream of Europe.

Real political incompetence ought to be understood not in terms of the ministerial bumbling of The Thick of It, or the gaffes that make momentary headlines, but in terms of mass self-delusion.

Tony Blair’s interventions into the public debate on Brexit do not lack eloquence, they lack self-awareness. When Labour’s centrists attempted to remove Jeremy Corbyn as leader in 2016, they did so under the delusion that their triangulating politics could capture the support of members...
source: New Statesman

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