Macron’s victory

Kim Sengupta in the Independent, ‘France has chosen a new President after a turbulent and scarring election in which the centrist moderate Emmanuel Macron comprehensively beat Marine Le Pen of the hard-right Front National. It is a result which will have widespread repercussions not just for France, but across Europe, including Britain as negotiations to leave the European Union begin . . . Mr Macron, who had tried to project himself as outside the establishment, faces a potentially tough time ahead; he has no party and will have to build a parliamentary base from scratch in coming elections in June.’ click here