John Lichfield

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.

It’s transfer season on the French hard Right

BY John Lichfield / 3 mins

France’s answer to Partygate: honeymooning in Ibiza

BY John Lichfield / 3 mins

The impotence of the French Left

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

It’s Valérie Pécresse, not Zemmour, that Macron fears

BY John Lichfield / 3 mins

Three ways Macron could lose France

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

The Anglo-French fish war ends without victory

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Emmanuel Macron kickstarts his re-election campaign

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Valérie Pécresse won’t save France

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Could France have its first female president next year?

BY John Lichfield / 3 mins

The world according to Éric Zemmour

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

The Calais crisis can’t be solved

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

French vaccine rule triggers violent protests in Guadeloupe

BY John Lichfield / 3 mins

Brigitte Macron says ‘non merci’ to gender neutral pronouns

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Will Éric Zemmour’s Bataclan stunt backfire?

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

The Franco-British fish war is far from over

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

How Britain betrayed Macron

BY John Lichfield / 5 mins

The Anglo-French fish war of 2021 has begun

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Watch out Macron: the Gilet Jaunes are back

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Michel Barnier could be the next French president

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Macron is swapping arrogance for football

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Bernard Tapie: a most un-French billionaire

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

What’s behind Macron’s fury?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Priti Patel is playing a dangerous game with France

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Can Macron save Marseille?

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

How France fell for QAnon

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Michel Barnier is very popular… in Britain, not France

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Macron’s vaccine passport gamble

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

France’s anti-vax movement turns nasty

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

The French Greens fight — and lose — a pointless statue war

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Macron’s humiliating dilemma

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Regional elections reveal Macron’s biggest failure

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

How Karim Benzema became a political football

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

France’s mega-mosque problem

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Why Emmanuel Macron needed that slap

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Macron, the failed Machiavelli

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Ceasefire declared in the great Jersey-France whelk war

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Don’t believe the hype: there is no ‘cod war’ in Jersey

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

How the Nazis split Britain

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

France’s generals have disgraced themselves

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Why does France’s youth support Marine Le Pen?

BY John Lichfield / 2 mins

Macron’s fake war on the elites

BY John Lichfield / 5 mins

Why Macron had to take on Islamism

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

France can’t cancel Napoleon

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Has Macron lost the plot?

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

French cartoonists are in trouble again

BY John Lichfield / 5 mins

Will Brexit rob France of M&S?

BY John Lichfield / 5 mins

How the Black Blocs seized French streets

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

France is infected with anti-vaxxers

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Is France’s secularism worth dying for?

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

The failure of France’s Greens

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Could a comedian topple Macron?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

The everlasting saga of the Le Pen family

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

The truth about the Battle of Dijon

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Will Macron dump his Prime Minister?

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

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

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Can Emmanuel Macron reinvent himself?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

The slow death of French cheese

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Stoke, the city that Britain forgot

BY John Lichfield / 10 mins

Macron’s Brexit plan

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

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

BY John Lichfield / 4 mins

Why French farmers are plotting revolution

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

How the gilets jaunes went up in flames

BY John Lichfield / 5 mins

Is this Marine’s moment?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

What does it mean to be French?

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Have the yellow jackets turned red?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Macron’s cunning plan for Europe

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

The 2019 Franco-Italian war

BY John Lichfield / 8 mins

How the gilets jaunes could save Macron’s skin

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Understanding the ‘gilets jaunes’

BY John Lichfield / 3 mins

Could the gilets jaunes topple Macron?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

What’s driving this French revolution?

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Is Macron’s Euro crusade doomed to fail?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

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

BY John Lichfield / 7 mins

Jean-Luc Mélenchon: a smarter Jeremy Corbyn

BY John Lichfield / 8 mins

Why rural France is fertile ground for Le Pen

BY John Lichfield / 8 mins

Could Macron prove more dangerous than Trump?

BY John Lichfield / 6 mins

Can there ever be racial harmony in France?

BY John Lichfield / 5 mins