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François Hollande hasn’t seized the moment. Marine Le Pen might

THE SPECTATOR, NOVEMBER 21, 2015 The aftermath of the Paris terror attacks is looking ominously good for the Front National Jason Walsh—PARIS Click here to read at The Spectator web site.

In churches, plazas, playgrounds, Parisians find strength in gathering

CSMonitor Daily News Briefing, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 Click here to see PDF.

Briefing: Trump across the pond? Another firebrand is shaking up UK’s Labour.

CS Monitor, August 18. 2015 Aspiring Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a world apart from Donald Trump politically, but he’s causing the same sort of issues within his party that the US billionaire is within the GOP. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent LONDON — A major political party, humbled in its last attempt to win the [...]

European debate: Should laws target prostitutes or their clients?

CS Monitor, August 7, 2015 Feminist advocates differ on the best way to protect female sex workers. A number of European countries and Canada have passed – or are considering – new laws. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent LONDON; AND DUBLIN, IRELAND — Prostitution is under intense scrutiny in several countries, with feminist-inspired attempts to criminalize [...]

Will Britain leave EU? How lessons from Greece could sway voters.

CS Monitor, August 5, 2015 Horror over the Greek crisis is fueling left-of-center British euroskepticism – for decades largely the preserve of Conservatives. A referendum on the EU has been promised for next year. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent LONDON — Euroskepticism in the UK was for decades the preserve of Conservatives, with pro- and anti-EU [...]

In UK, heated debate as migrants’ numbers grow across the Channel

CS Monitor, August 3, 2015 Public support for allowing migrants from Calais to enter is very low. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent KENT, ENGLAND; AND PARIS — Scenes of asylum seekers camped near the French port of Calais trying to enter the UK have ignited a conversation across the English Channel about how welcoming a country [...]

‘Conservative’ Ireland set to approve same-sex marriage. What changed?

CS Monitor, May 22, 2105 Ireland’s reputation as a devoutly Catholic and conservative country is being defied by the prospect of becoming the first nation to approve gay marriage by referendum. But it’s not as odd as one might think. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent DUBLIN, IRELAND — Same-sex marriage seems like a foregone conclusion in [...]

Northern Ireland could play rare role in British elections: kingmaker

CS Monitor, April 29, 2015 With neither the Conservatives nor Labour likely to win a majority in the May 7 elections, a coalition is almost certainly in the cards – and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party a possible partner. By Jason Walsh, Correspondent BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND — As Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour [...]

Which country does the most good?

CS Monitor Weekly, April 25, 2015 (dated May 4, 2015) Click here to download PDF

How should a country’s ‘goodness’ be measured?

CS Monitor Daily News Briefing, April 10, 2015 Click here to download PDF.