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There's a Royal send off for tens of thousands of runners in this


Hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be


With us are Rosamund Urwin, columnist at the London Evening


Standard, and France 24's UK Correspondent Benedicte Paviot.


Welcome to you both. The front pages, starting with the Financial


Times: It leads with the French elections -


and former banker, Emmanuel Macron going head-to-head


against the far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the race to become


France's next president. The Guardian says Macron


is now favourite to win the result redraws


the French political divide. The Times says voters


in France have humiliated the country's two established


political parties. While the Daily Mail describe it


as a "new French Revolution". The i features the former


Labour Leader, Tony Blair, telling voters to put aside party


loyalty for the sake of the best The Daily Telegraph questions


Labour's credibility on defence after they say


Jeremy Corbyn ruled out ever The Daily Express claims a foreign


aid row broken out over claims taxpayers' cash


was being given to a government And The Daily Mirror suggests


Madeleine McCann may have been snatched to order


by slave traders and sold. Lets's begin with what has been


happening in France tonight. In the first round of the French


presidential election. They say here in the Times that the French elite


have been humiliated. We ought to be used to political upsets by now.


After what we've seen in the last 12 certainly. Although, as you put it


this morning, this was the most likely result on polling. -- 12


months. Given that there were four potential candidates to get through


to the second round, and there now just the two candidates. There was a


possibility a debt result. You have Marine Le Pen looking victorious


here. Although she did actually come second. Or was interesting about her


speech was that it sounded like a victory speech. Now, of course, we


will have two weeks of the two of them campaigning and going head to


head. In what I think is interesting is that immediately we have Fillon,


we have him immediately coming behind Emmanuel Macron. The current


Promina stop also coming behind a Man U Micron. You'll be interesting


to see where the vote goes. But one assumes that the Emmanuel Macron


really does look like the favourite. -- behind Emmanuel Macron. What is


very interesting is that this portrays a deep division within


France. There are a lot of unhappy and dissatisfied people. Much as


there are in the United Kingdom, who feel forgotten, not listened to,


left by the wayside. And all 11 candidates, presidential candidates,


were offering solutions. The two that are going to face off in the


second round mean that the centre-right and centre-left parties


have been rejected. Just to confirm that headline fare, it is


extraordinary. Is the first time in six decades, that the centre-right,


represented by the former Prime Minister of Nicholas Sarkozy, a


-- Nicholas Sarkozy, Fillon. This didn't work out for those parties.


It is monumental. A novice, who created a movement just months ago,


Emmanuel Macron, and then the Front National, in that second round. I


know he took full responsibility for it, but wasn't the Socialist


candidate, Hamon, because people had had enough of Hollande, being


punished? Yes. This was an accident waiting to happen. When President


Hollande said before the last election, he said Jeffrey on what


happens, and then failed to deliver, except for a little at the end of


his mandate, that is why he was forced in December to save, which is


extraordinarily rare for an outgoing president, I will not set again. --


he said, Judge me on what happens. Look at the parliamentary elections


that will be held in June. Because you have this nervous, who is not


for the right or left. -- novice. Can either of these two get elected?


Whoever of the two is elected, a parliamentary majority. Because


otherwise, if you are just a president, and you cannot command a


majority in the Parliament, you are to do much. The Guardian says it is


Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. There are wider ramifications in


terms of what that means for the rest of Europe. Where framesets. As


a one to remain in the EU? Andrew Laughlin said the message on Twitter


saying, how would each of these candidates affect the Brexit


negotiations? What kind of lumber they take to Britain? Absolutely.


And Marine Le Pen is the anti-EU candidate. And Emmanuel Macron loves


Europe. -- what kind of attitude will they take to Britain. This is


why we saw the euro go up on the anticipation that this was looking


good billion in two weeks time. And also we saw people across that. --


was looking good for him in two weeks' time. What about the talk of


a Frexit? Is that take up much time for people in France? I think the EU


is in the DNA of the French people in a way that it is not, in a way,


in the continent, it is in the DNA. In Britain, not so much. I think


there has always been that doubt. Given a four to be part of it when


you want to, and not when you don't. Dennis Lillee schizophrenic -- there


has been a schizophrenic attitude to Europe. Again, what I think is


interesting for politicians around the world watching us, and looking


at the wider phenomenon on, you have the Brexit, OK not called right by


the polls, but that was a rejection of the EU, but a rejection of


globalisation and immigration. You then had Donald Trump. So it is


interesting to have seen the result that happened in the Netherlands,


and we are now seeing tonight in France, and if indeed Emmanuel


Macron goes on to win, politicians are getting a real kicking. And I


think to the pollsters for a second, but I think there is a real


antiestablishment mood, and in anger, economic anger, political


anger, a cynicism of populations. But voter turnout was high. It is


consistently high in France. People take that responsibility in the


boat. I went to London today and it was extraordinary to see people with


babies and in wheelchairs... All queueing up for about an hour and a


half to go and vote. Good to see people using their democratic vote.


Lets's look at the Daily Telegraph, then. Labour's nuclear implosion. It


is that Labour's credibility is in tatters. So-called went on Andrew


Marr and said that he ruled out ever using Britain's nuclear deterrent. A


little while afterwards, the Labour Party had to say, actually, of


course we still support the Trident nuclear deterrent. Every body knew


the Jeremy Corbyn does not support nuclear weapons. We are in a weird


situation. But think when Theresa May's said, was asked, said she


would not hesitate. -- Theresa May it was asked, she said. This has


been a difficult issue. Parties have always been divided, since 1945


there is or has been division. I think you had to pretend that you


would use nuclear weapons. That is the most effective strategy. We are


in a system where people say, of Corso would, and that works as a


deterrent itself. But of course, what is the point in hitting a


button, when you are just critical more innocent people? Are we all


exist in this sort of lie that they would. -- of course I would. You


should never threatens the not prepared to carry out. You just hope


you never had to use it. That is why it is called dissuasion. Some very


top commanders, former commanders, the former first Sea Lord, he said


this really rests alienating the armed forces. Lets's very quickly


look at the i. Forget party leadership, says Tony Burke, saying


vote tactically. Purview Kennedy as you can vote for, irrespective of


their party, if a conservative, or whatever, they go to deliver the


best Brexit deal, that is so you should vote for. -- vote for who


ever you want to vote for, irrespective of their party. He said


he felt so passionate about Brexit that he was almost motivated to


re-enter British politics himself. The thing is, Tony, you can want to


re-enter, but then knew how to find the right entry. And what role. It


is what extraordinary to see him say that. I don't know this is something


that he is sort of testing the waters in terms of where he would


fit in... A new centrist party? You don't think they would have learnt?


I think Labour has learnt from the split in the 1980s. It is


interesting, because Tony Blair, a lot of people would like to have


seen them go away and not return. But this is now am aware it is less


unappetising to people, because of Brexit, and because we have an


extreme option at the general election. I feel as though there are


many people who previously disagree with Tony Blair ever saying anything


ever again, but feel that political lines have been so redrawn by


Brexit, they have hit refresh on everything, and it is not the most


unwelcome intervention, weirdly. I will move us onto our last paper,


the Daily Telegraph has a picture of Bryony Gordon, one of their


columnists. She has raised a huge amount of money to be the London


Marathon. Oh sure that was very difficult. How you do it, I don't


know. She will write about it in her column tomorrow. They will be


fantastic to read. She has done a great job. She has really raise the


profile of mental health issue s. And she got the royal family


involved. She got Prince Harry to talk about what happened after her


mother's death. We know about the stiff upper lip stereotype of the


Royal family. They do tend to shy away from controversial issues, even


ones that should not be controversial. Citing what she has


done to get all of that coverage for it, and then to go and run the


marathon, and to raise all that money, and the matter charity, the


official charity, there does well. -- so I think what she has done to


get. And all those runners, amateurs, raising huge amounts of


money. Think all that money for such worthy causes. About the mental


health, I think it is extraordinary. As the Daily Telegraph rightly


points out, unprecedented attention to an overlooked cause. We cannot


say that enough. Then as you have physical injuries that are more


visible. Of those injuries are just as real, and that needs... And it is


commendable that Prince Harry, Prince William, and the Duchess of


Cambridge have got this worldwide publicity for this.


That is it for the papers tonight. Very nice to have


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