The preening young French president’s beauty budget will scandalise those on the minimum wage – and do nothing for his collapsing ratings
Emmanuel Macron’s legendary luck has fallen foul of his “look”. The Elysée Palace admitted yesterday that France’s youngest leader since Napoleon spent €26,000 (£24,000) on “cosmetic services” in his first three months in office. Why, one wonders, does a 39-year-old president need to spend more than €250 a day on makeup and makeup artists? It is not as if Macron has made multiple appearances on television or in public.