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- Christine Boutin's latest Twitter gaffe - lacking dignity and class 5 days ago You know some people (politicians in particular) should not be allowed anywhere near a microphone. It only encourages them to utter the most absurd ideas in the mistaken belief that they’re making sense.Similarly they should think twice - nay thrice - before allowing themselves to share the...
- Friday's French music break - Cyril Mokaïesh & Bernard Lavilliers, "La loi du marché" 6 days ago There’s no doubt about it. This week’s choice for Friday’s French music break is a heartfelt piece of social and political commentary (and that’s not hyperbolising) with a haunting melody and powerful lyrics that would leave only the most insensitive, indifferent.Inspired by Stéphane...
- François Hollande named "Statesman of the year" 1 week ago UmSay what?That’s surely the only way to react to the news that the French president, François Hollande, has been honoured as International Statesman of the Year.The prize, which is awarded by the New York-based interfaith Appeal of Conscience foundation recognises “individuals who support...
- Cough up motorists - French motorways need more money 1 week ago That’s more or less the message the French government sent out this past weekend.Now, let’s get this straight.On the whole, drivers have to pay to use motorways in France (the main exception is in Brittany). That’s right, the network of autoroutes consist, for the most part, of toll roads.And...
- SNCF's catchy little renaming of Paris-Bercy railway station 1 week ago There's a lot to be said for getting the name right, isn't there? Especially when you’re promoting a product or a service.The simpler, catchier and more relevant the better.Bearing that in mind and with a magic wave of its wand, SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français - France’s...
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14:45 PM October 28, 2012
Wonderfully written text... and I fully recognise myself as a commercial addict... And I'm never one to get up and put the kettle on when the commercials come on... I leave it to my husband... as for the cashmere commercial... well, I hope Arthur (that's my significant other) will see the yeti commercial (is it a yeti?) and think "Oh... that's something that Debbie would love to have for Christmas"... so who knows, I'll keep you posted!
14:57 PM October 28, 2012
Very informative, well written with a good sense of humour, and - what's important - always relevant to what's going on in France. Look forward to read more!
21:26 PM October 28, 2012
Normally a cynic when it comes to foreigners blogging about the country they live in, I've had to come off my high-horse with France Today. This guy nails every topic with incisive, informed writing topped off with great wit -- and I don't usually subscribe to the British sense of humor! How does he do it? And is this Summerton dude planning to write a compilation of his best posts for publishing? It would make a phenomenal Xmas present for all my colleagues who often send round his stories about Les Frogs to each other! Alors? Allez, Johnny make our day!
16:37 PM October 29, 2012
09:54 AM October 30, 2012
What I especially love about this blog is the gently mocking approach in the way many of the stories are written. There is an eclectic range of posts, but what I really enjoy finding out more about are some of the singers and groups featured in Friday's French music break. Keep it up.
11:15 AM November 04, 2012
Super blog by an incredible writer, bravo!
16:32 PM November 09, 2012
I'm a fan of the France-today blog. I never know what I'm going to read, sometimes it's politics, sometimes it's arty, sometimes it's complete non-sense. But it's always well written and amusing.
14:43 PM December 04, 2012
This is such an intelligent blog, very well written and always worth a read.