Alex Meredith

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Enjoying the September sun amongst the sun-kissed bourgeois of Biarritz, it’s easy to forget that France has a Socialist government. But you only have to turn on the power to see the light of the left is still shining. Electricite de France (EDF) is still 85% owned by the French state and has grown to be the world’s largest producer of electricity. Yet, even with this enormous low-carbon monopoly under its control… Read More

For rugby fans in Europe  it’s time to plot the annual Spring pilgrimage to follow your team in the Six Nations which kicks of on 2nd February.   More than any other tournament this annual series is defined by the fans’ faithful expeditions to their opponents’ cities.   The camaraderie and consumption that greets the travelling armies is deserving of its legendary status. It’s been a few years since most of us… Read More