Thursday, January 6, 2011

Valls Interview

Manuel Valls has had everyone talking about him for the past few days because of his comments on the Loi Aubry, but here he is talking about himself to Frédéric Martel in a long and quite revealing interview. There's more to Valls than his recent coup de comm' might lead one to believe. He might well make an attractive candidate, but unfortunately he will need to remake the PS if he is to have any chance of occupying that role. At the moment he is Blair without New Labour: a man with a flair for political strategizing and phrase-making and a certain personal charisma but no social base. One can imagine him leading a Red/Green alliance, but first there has to be an alliance.

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