John Lichfield

John Lichfield was Paris correspondent of The Independent for 20 years. Half-English and half-Belgian, he was born in Stoke-on-Trent and lives in Normandy.

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John Lichfield was Paris correspondent of The Independent for 20 years. Half-English and half-Belgian, he was born in Stoke-on-Trent and lives in Normandy.

The Gilets Jaunes achieved nothing

John Lichfield

17 Nov 2023

Macron needs to be more like Thatcher

John Lichfield

27 Mar 2023

Is Macron ready for a street fight?

John Lichfield

23 Jan 2023

Is revolution brewing in France?

John Lichfield

21 Oct 2022

Will Macron call another election?

John Lichfield

24 Aug 2022

Macron’s tormented second term

John Lichfield

10 Jun 2022

Does France need a Prime Minister?

John Lichfield

25 May 2022

Can MĂ©lenchon unite the French Left?

John Lichfield

11 May 2022

How Marine Le Pen conquered Normandy

John Lichfield

11 Apr 2022

Violence has returned to Corsica

John Lichfield

16 Mar 2022

Putin has secured a Macron victory

John Lichfield

01 Mar 2022

Has Macron already won?

John Lichfield

08 Feb 2022

The impotence of the French Left

John Lichfield

19 Jan 2022

Three ways Macron could lose France

John Lichfield

04 Jan 2022

ValĂ©rie PĂ©cresse won’t save France

John Lichfield

08 Dec 2021

The world according to Éric Zemmour

John Lichfield

01 Dec 2021

The Calais crisis can’t be solved

John Lichfield

26 Nov 2021

How Britain betrayed Macron

John Lichfield

03 Nov 2021

Michel Barnier could be the next French president

John Lichfield

20 Oct 2021

What’s behind Macron’s fury?

John Lichfield

20 Sep 2021

How France fell for QAnon

John Lichfield

02 Sep 2021

Macron’s vaccine passport gamble

John Lichfield

06 Aug 2021

Macron’s humiliating dilemma

John Lichfield

02 Jul 2021

France’s mega-mosque problem

John Lichfield

11 Jun 2021

Macron, the failed Machiavelli

John Lichfield

17 May 2021

How the Nazis split Britain

John Lichfield

30 Apr 2021

Macron’s fake war on the elites

John Lichfield

13 Apr 2021

Why Macron had to take on Islamism

John Lichfield

11 Mar 2021

France can’t cancel Napoleon

John Lichfield

26 Feb 2021

Has Macron lost the plot?

John Lichfield

03 Feb 2021

French cartoonists are in trouble again

John Lichfield

22 Jan 2021

Will Brexit rob France of M&S?

John Lichfield

08 Jan 2021

How the Black Blocs seized French streets

John Lichfield

16 Dec 2020

France is infected with anti-vaxxers

John Lichfield

16 Nov 2020

Is France’s secularism worth dying for?

John Lichfield

19 Oct 2020

The failure of France’s Greens

John Lichfield

23 Sep 2020

Could a comedian topple Macron?

John Lichfield

10 Aug 2020

The everlasting saga of the Le Pen family

John Lichfield

09 Jul 2020

The truth about the Battle of Dijon

John Lichfield

22 Jun 2020

Will Macron dump his Prime Minister?

John Lichfield

04 Jun 2020

Didier Raoult: the man whose Covid ‘cure’ went viral

John Lichfield

24 Apr 2020

Can Emmanuel Macron reinvent himself?

John Lichfield

21 Apr 2020

The slow death of French cheese

John Lichfield

17 Feb 2020

Stoke, the city that Britain forgot

John Lichfield

20 Nov 2019

Macron’s Brexit plan

John Lichfield

10 Oct 2019

There’s no such thing as ‘the good old days’

John Lichfield

06 Aug 2019

Why French farmers are plotting revolution

John Lichfield

29 Jul 2019

How the gilets jaunes went up in flames

John Lichfield

13 Jun 2019

Is this Marine’s moment?

John Lichfield

21 May 2019

What does it mean to be French?

John Lichfield

02 May 2019

Have the yellow jackets turned red?

John Lichfield

28 Mar 2019

Macron’s cunning plan for Europe

John Lichfield

07 Mar 2019

The 2019 Franco-Italian war

John Lichfield

12 Feb 2019

How the gilets jaunes could save Macron’s skin

John Lichfield

24 Jan 2019

Understanding the ‘gilets jaunes’

John Lichfield

17 Dec 2018

Could the gilets jaunes topple Macron?

John Lichfield

30 Nov 2018

What’s driving this French revolution?

John Lichfield

19 Nov 2018

Is Macron’s Euro crusade doomed to fail?

John Lichfield

08 Nov 2018

Marine Le Pen: a populist who will never win the popular vote

John Lichfield

11 Oct 2018

Jean-Luc MĂ©lenchon: a smarter Jeremy Corbyn

John Lichfield

25 Sep 2018

Why rural France is fertile ground for Le Pen

John Lichfield

14 Aug 2018

Could Macron prove more dangerous than Trump?

John Lichfield

02 Aug 2018

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