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the Toxteth area. A man has been arrested. And in Meet The Author I


will be speaking to the author David Baldacci about his latest novel, Fur


Fix. Hello and welcome to our look at


what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow, a lot of one particular


story, Tim Stanley, columnist at the Daily Telegraph, joins me with


Benedicte Paviot, UK correspondent at France 24. The Financial Times


headlines Emmanuel Macron's win in the French presidential election


saying his win is a phenomenal achievement. The Metro calls him big


Mac after he took over 65% of the vote in the second round. The


Guardian says Mr Macron must now reunite it if fans after the far


right Marine Le Pen received over 11 million votes. The Times receives


that Emmanuel Macron received a landslide victory as fans elect its


youngest leaders and is Napoleon. The Telegraph warns that the


election of the Europhile could have an effect on Brexit negotiations


with the European Union. And the Daily Mail leads with an exclusive


in which it says that loyalty with an insurer can cost families an


extra ?1000 a year. Interesting that some papers don't even mention the


French presidential election. They won't feature much in this review.


Maybe at past 11 we will look at broccoli on the front page of the


Daily Express but we can't promise. Emmanuel Macron wins the presidency,


yet the country remains divided. He was very much aware of that when he


appeared on TV shortly after it became that he had won, Benedicte. ,


Yes, this 39-year-old who resigned from the government only last summer


and set up a movement, it is still a movement, not a party, with no


official subsidies from the French authorities, En Marche, and he has


astonishingly confounded all the predictions of the experts and


tonight he is president elect of France. A certain Emmanuel Macron.


He has reason to be solemn. The country is in a state of emergency


still. There's a lot of major terrorist threats, as we know.


French and policeman -- a French prison killed and another seriously


injured on the Champs-Elysees, stagnant economy, huge unemployment,


10%, that was the very pledge that the then candidate Francois Hollande


said he should be judged on. And there is a lot to do. I thought it


was interesting that Mr Macron talked about serving France and


talked about the monumental task, la tache colossale that he has in front


of him. It was a fractured campaign, we knew that since the first round,


whistle that tonight. Marine Le Pen has lost resoundingly, Mr Macron has


won comfortably, easily, but the fact is that what Marine Le Pen has


achieved is in itself extraordinary. So Mr Macron has a lot to do. He is


an independent, he says he's not from the left of right and he has


the small matter of parliamentary elections in June and he needs to


rally support behind him if he is to push through any or all of the


reforms that he wants to do and unite France. There is no point in


trying to compete on the French pronunciation front with this woman,


Tim! Alaves I will speak in pidgin English! So you have this man who


has won by 65% to 35%. Yet he positioned himself as not being of


the establishment. For a lot of people, of course he is. This is one


in a long line of remarkable elections that have changed politics


across the world. Brexit, Trump and now Macron. The old parties seem to


be unable to come up with solutions to France's myriad problems, a


socialist was brought down by a corruption scandal, a communist did


well in the first round and it came down to two people from outside


mainstream politics, one independent and one rationalist. So the very


fact that it was him this is her shows the scale of change -- one


independent this is one rationalist. He has won that many people will say


that he won because of who he was opposing. And I agree that although


she lost the increase in the vote, National Front since when her father


run is substantial. And for all the controversy around her to do one


third of the vote is remarkable. On top of that roughly one third of


eligible voters chose not to vote. An extraordinary figure of 4.2


million people chose to spoil their ballot. So on the one hand, I'm


saying that Emmanuel Macron yes, he has pulled off an extraordinary coup


and reshaped French politics. On the other hand he is where he is because


of a series of mishaps, accidents and forces of history well beyond


his control. And the question is now, can he translate as he tried to


do in his speech this evening this remarkable upsetting surprising


victory into a coherent policy, a coherent approach towards


government, and the question of a coherent political force? Just one


line, I'm sorry, Martine, in the Guardian, I haven't seen it in the


other papers, the calamitous performance in the final TV debate.


I'm not suggesting any parallel with anyone who doesn't want to take part


in UK TV debates but French TV debates in presidential campaigns


before have not been massive vote winners. Marine Le Pen absolutely


flanked her major test last Wednesday. But will have helped some


people who are floating voters and said, this woman cannot be our


president. Yet the polls after the debate suggested it had not changed


things for her, for better or worse. But the polls immediately after the


debate said that the person who had won the debate easily was Mr Macron


and that he had the presidential qualities. The Times says a


landslide for Macron, with pictures of his supporters celebrating


outside the Louvre, he has got five years to prove that he can make


these changes that he's promising. And if not will she be back again?


This is what many people are predicting. Nigel Farage, who is


turning into our very own voice of the outside right in the UK,


predicted that she would return in the next round of elections and that


she would win. What she wants to do now is when a large number of seats


in the parliamentary elections so that she has some kind of foothold


to do that. There's also talk that you wants to change the name of the


party. That's right. In her acceptance speech, or defeat speech


I should say, she wants to change the name of the party. This will be


part of her changing the brand and distancing herself. She could do it


tomorrow or the day after. She's got to move quickly, she wants to get in


there and do well in the parliamentary elections. Macron said


this in his speech, he said he wanted to change things so that


people who voted for her would feel they would never have to vote for an


extremist again. That means he has to get the economy right, and


security, address this question of Frenchness, this existential threat


to French identity which many seem to feel. Those are very difficult


problems and if he fails it is conceivable that her vote will go


up. If nothing else, given the scale of the vote, given how comfortably


she got into the second round, it looks as if her great achievement is


to make the Front National the opposition within France. That is


her goal. How instructive will what happened in Britain beat the Ukip


vote where they lost 143 of their wards -- how will it be to the Ukip


vote? They don't have a single MP left, how instructive will that be


for Mr Macron on how to see off a party that is further to the right?


He is very well read, he met Theresa May back in February, by the way,


she has warmly congratulated Mr Macron tonight and says that France


is one of the UK's closest allies and says they look forward to


working with the new president who will take office on May 14 on a wide


range of shared priorities. What lessons? Well I think that he knows


that the task is huge. And I think his whole appeal to a lot of people


has been to say, I don't believe that looking at the experience,


having been in government for two years, as a finance minister, having


been also had two years the chief economic adviser of Francois


Hollande, people forget that, he has seen the inner workings of


government and says, we must forget these totally left and right issues.


And what is interesting and will be very instructive in the coming days


is to watch the number of Les Republicains, French conservatives


will continue to support Emmanuel Macron and who will be prepared to


have their names put with him and say that they will support him in a


government, it will be very instructive to see who he presents,


who he appoints as Prime Minister, one who will be appointed


immediately, man or woman, I'm hearing a lot about 52-year-old MEP


woman tonight, whether it will be her or not, and that Prime Minister


May not be his Prime Minister depending on what the results are in


the parliamentary elections and to the Minister decides -- of the


people decides in June he must work with. Cloud of a Brexit, said the


headlines, EU leaders hailing the victory, Angela Merkel delighted


that she has this man to do business with. Should she be? That's the


interesting question. There are two takes on his win when it comes to


Brexit. On the one hand like most European leaders he has been very


critical of Brexit. He described it as a crime which is an extraordinary


word to use. So there's a lot of worry that in a crude national


interest since this was a bad outcome for Britain because at least


Marine Le Pen what have been Eurosceptic and would have been


against the EU whereas this man very much stands for a unified Europe. On


the other hand what does he want to do. He wants to shift institutional


power. And the focus of economic decision making away from Germany,


which dominates, and towards France. Emmanuel Macron is interested in a


more integrated economic policy and crucially or deflationary one, which


encourages Germans to spend and consumers to buy stuff and to get


the European economic working again. He is far more of a Keynesian fan a


Conservative. So you could argue that he represents an attitude which


modern Eurosceptics would welcome. So I don't know if it's such a good


thing for Angela Merkel. We could seek the politics of Europe shift


slightly away from Berlin and towards Paris. I'm not sure I share


that vision. I think he has indicated that he wants to work


closely with Angela Merkel. In fact Marine Le Pen, one of her main


accusations in the TV debate said, either way it will be a woman who


will rule, Sunday night because she said it would either be hurt or


Angela Merkel. The point is, that either her or Angela Merkel. Mr


Macron knows that he needs to work closely with Germany. It is a very


different vision of France in the EU and for the EU and Mr Macron said it


would be no walk in the park as far as the Brexit negotiations were


concerned and he has talked about also as the Daily Telegraph points


out, defending the integrity of the EU single market and the


jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. I think we could have a


rapid visit by President elect Macron. Remember that Theresa May


chose to meet him and just not to meet Marine Le Pen. I want to


quickly defend my argument... While you are doing that can be just show


the Financial Times? Thank you! We run extracts from the memoirs of the


Greek leader about the Greek crisis and he revealed that the one person


in Europe he felt was friendly towards Greece's interests and


understood what was being done to it was unfair and bad in the long-term,


was Mr Macron. He said he thought Mr Macron was squeezed out of taking


part in negotiations in the process because the Germans saw that he


disagreed with them on policy. One way in which again he is bad for


Brexit is, what France really wants to do is make sure that Britain


doesn't do a race to the bottom in terms of regulation and tax after


Brexit. So I think fans will really emphasise that strongly. France is


keen to attract the City and get a brain drain going from London to


Paris because it's been going the other way to such a long time. So in


that sense is bad for Brexit, probably. He says, Britain, you want


to be in control of your borders, we want to do it for you in Calais,


have it back in Dover. That's why I'm surprised the French election


hasn't made the front of the Daily Mail! There you are, said it. Hello


Daily Mail. Maybe they will their minds. I'm sure that there will be


discussions quite quickly about that. Let's see. It's one thing when


you are campaigning, it's another when you have the office of


president, and what they do decide on that, because that would change


things a great deal for people coming into the UK. But then a great


deal will change in the coming two years for the United Kingdom and for


Europeans coming possibly, depending on what the powers that be decide in


the Brexit steel and the status of EU Citizens and that equally of


Brits in the EU. And he needs some MPs behind him. He has, elections


will happen next month. At present En Marche, his party, doesn't have a


single member. So he's got to get some. Presumably he'll be able to


translate some of his momentum into a large number of seats. But if we


can assume that the first round of elections indeed reflected the


divisions accurately within France, there's no reason to presume that


Jean-Luc Melenchon's people want to do well or force were Ffion's


people, or indeed the Front National. So he may end up the


parliament that is quite difficult deal with. That's it the papers of


the moment, I'll be back with Tim and Benedicte at 11:30pm for another


look at the front pages. Coming up next, Meet


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