By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
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It’s sad in a way, but the quicker Labour is eclipsed and a new leftist party emerges, the better for everyone.
Charlie Elphicke: Don’t assume that Macron will push our border back to Dover. Here’s how we can reach agreement.
France’s new president may be a more positive force for Britain than people expect. But we need to be ready – deal or no deal.
Macron’s win will enthuse Britain’s social democrats – who currently need all the cheering up they can get
Perhaps the reason why the Conservatives are marginalising them is that the former are shaping an electoral coalition big enough to include Leavers and Remainers.
It remains highly likely that Emmanuel Macron will beat Marine Le Pen. But France’s growing euroscepticism should not be ignored.
Some in the EU still imagine Britain might u-turn. Let’s show them without doubt that we won’t.
Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
The established parties have lost their grip on this contest, but their hold on other parts of the country’s system remains strong.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
Will the UK get a deal? Much depends on whether other European governments or the EU Commission take charge on the other side of the table.
Isabel Oakeshott: A new role for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They should become worldwide Ambassadors for Brexit.
The couple should sally forth to convey the message that Britain is ready and eager to seize the opportunities presented by liberation from Brussels.
With growing problems at home, many member states are at odds with the Commission’s punitive line on Brexit.
Richard Risby: During the Brexit negotiation, a great British success story must be safeguarded – our racing industry
This current tripartite agreement between the UK, Ireland and France needs to be maintained as it works so effectively for us all.
Jeremy Hunt: This week’s Budget delivered for the NHS, social care – and the vulnerable people who depend on both
I am determined to see our health service offer the safest, highest quality care anywhere in the world.
Without that difference, Brexit would not have happened.