Welcome to immigrationboards.com!
Politico.EU - 5 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s win in France wrote:it will be interesting to watch what lessons the new president will draw from his paradoxical victory.
I disagree with the above and think Obie is correct in that the French result was the vote against populism.rooibos wrote:I have the feeling the French voted for Macron because they genuinely liked the guy rather than to repel Marine Le Pen.
There was an interesting quote on BBC Radio 4 a couple of days back (can't remember the program though); that in 1983, Labour tilted left (the longest suicide note in history, of which there are eerie echoes in this year's Labour manifesto), while Margaret Thatcher tilted to the right, thus giving space in the center for the SDP. In this year's election, while Labour is moving to the left, Theresa May is moving "left, right and center".Bloomberg View: The Populist Wave Hasn't Crested Yet wrote:Liberals worldwide seem to have concluded, with a collective sigh of relief, that Macron’s emphatic victory is a sign that the global “populist” wave has peaked, and that time is on their side. Such optimism is premature.