My World: June 2021…
This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now.
My World: June 2021. It’s now 400 days since the lockdown began, or is it 399? I’m so bored I’m losing my mind. This confinément, as the French call it, was due to end May 11 last year. But then the day before the restrictions were lifted, Madame Macron died. Well, she was of the vulnerable age. The following day the President, stricken with grief, shot himself in the foot and died a day later of septicaemia. People took to the streets, but Marine Le Pen took to the airwaves, seized control of the army and enforced a stricker lockdown.
Three days later, all the Muslims were rounded up in vélodromes and sent to Algeria. The EU protested and threatened to kick France out of the Union. So France resigned, the euro tumbled, and Le Pen did a deal with Angela Merkel.