Macron should have honoured WW1 fallen at Amiens

It is hard to think of a more evocative symbol of what Emmanuel Macron is meant to stand for than Amiens.

His home city is a testament to revival: a place frequently destroyed by horrific wars but now, thanks to the European Union, peaceful and productive.

How strange then that the President of France chose to ignore a long-planned commemoration of its savage history, especially as the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 Armistice approaches.

Instead of joining dignitaries such as Theresa May and Prince William in remembering the Battle of Amiens, which took place in August of that year, he remained sunbathing at the Brégançon Fort, his presidential holiday home on the Riviera.

Staying away from the moving service in Notre-Dame Cathedral in ...

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