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Coupez! review – Michel Hazanavicius’s silly, splattery zombie horror meta-farce

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Let’s do the wacky metafictional zombie film right here! That is the rationale behind this unassuming knockabout comedy-farce - in which more or less everyone gets splattered with blood and bodily fluids - from Michel...

Michel Barnier in French election spotlight as lurch to right pays off

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In a restaurant in prosperous western Paris, fans of the EU’s former negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, crowded in to hear their hero speak, cheering the mild-mannered 70-year-old who has gone from rank outsider to...

Michel Barnier: why is the EU’s former Brexit chief negotiator sounding like a Eurosceptic?

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My Secret Brexit Diary, Michel Barnier’s blow-by-blow account of the Brexit negotiations, is at times quite a dry and technical read. But every now and then it offers glorious moments of comic relief. There is, for ex...

Michel Barnier joins long list of leaders vying to unite French centre-right

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This week’s declaration by Michel Barnier, the former EU chief negotiator on Brexit, that he aims to run for French president has added to the uncertainty of a crowded field of candidates competing to represent the tr...

Michel Barnier to run in French presidential election

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The EU’s former chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, plans to stand as a right-wing candidate against Emmanuel Macron in next year’s French presidential elections, saying that limiting immigration would be a ke...

Today, the self is the battlefield of politics. Blame Michel Foucault

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“We are perhaps living at the end of politics,” Michel Foucault wrote in the late 1970s. With the exhaustion of utopias and radical alternatives to capitalism, what was now at stake, he memorably wrote, was to develop...

On immigration, Michel Barnier has joined the race to the bottom

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Michel Barnier seems to have ruffled as many feathers in France with his latest comments on immigration as he did in Britain during his stint as EU Brexit negotiator. Positioning himself to run as the rightwing candid...

Michel Barnier on Brexit – in his own words

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Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has released his long-awaited diaries. Here he is in his own words on some of Brexit’s key personalities and issues: On the then prime minister Theresa May: “Direct, c...