IMF's Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case

Reuters 8/27/2014

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister.

Lagarde was questioned by magistrates in Paris this week for a fourth time under her existing status as a witness in the long-running saga […]

Francois Hollande, ‘Left-wing caviar’

Socialist Hollande owns three homes on the Riviera

Peter Allen The London Evening Standard [UK] 11 May 2012

France’s new Socialist president owns three holiday homes in the Riviera resort of Cannes, it emerged today.

Francois Hollande, 57, who “dislikes the rich” and wants to revolutionise his country with high taxes and an onslaught against […]

Socialist Hollande Wins French Presidency

Newsmax 6 May 2012

Socialist Francois Hollande swept to victory in France’s presidential election on Sunday in a swing to the left at the heart of Europe that could start a pushback against German-led austerity.

Hollande beat conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy by a decisive 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent, based on partial results, bringing the […]

De Borchgrave: If Socialist Wins France, European Union Will Be ‘Irrelevant’

Jim Meyers and John Bachman Newsmax 23 Apr 2012

Award-winning journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave tells Newsmax that French President Nicolas Sarkozy will “squeak through” his upcoming election and remain in office, but a Sarkozy loss would lead to a decline of the European Union that could render it “irrelevant.”

De Borchgrave also says a major […]

O Cuiv steps down as FF Deputy leader over EU treaty

Ireland’s problems come solely and narrowly from its membership of the euro. It won’t recover until it leaves. ~MEP Daniel Hannan

Fionnan Sheahan and Fiach Kelly The Independent [IE] 2/29/2012

EAMON O Cuiv – grandson of Fianna Failfounder – has stepped down as Deputy leader of the party today in a shock development.


UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg’s two-faced response to EU crisis; long knives out for PM Cameron?

Nick Clegg warns European veto ‘bad for Britain’

BBC News 11 December 2011

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says David Cameron’s veto of EU treaty changes was “bad for Britain” and could leave it “isolated and marginalised”.

But he blamed French and German “intransigence” and pressure from Eurosceptic Conservatives for putting the PM in “a […]