Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk


News & Politics

Presented by Steve Bloomfield, this is Monocle 24’s flagship global-affairs show featuring interviews with political leaders and in-depth analysis of the big issues of the day.


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The French left

December 3rd, 2016

President François Hollande has an approval rating of 4 per cent and it’s hard to see how any of the leading Socialists candidates can make it into the second round of next spring’s presidential election. So how did the French left get into this mess and what would it take for it to rise again?

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Ghana votes

November 26th, 2016

A presidential election in Ghana doesn’t tend to get much coverage in western media and the reason is very simple: it tends to run smoothly. Unlike many of its neighbours it's a real democracy – power has changed hands between political parties. The country goes to the polls again next month so who are the candidates and what will it mean for...

‘Identity politics’ is being blamed for Hillary Clinton’s defeat – executive editor Steve Bloomfield explains why it shouldn’t be.