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Here is my commode with some thoughts about the latest films in


the Film Review. -- Mark Kermode. Hello and welcome to a look at what


the papers will be bringing us tomorrow.


With me are Tim Stanley, Columnist at The Daily Telegraph


and Benedicte Paviot, UK Correspondent at the French


Welcome to you both. Tomorrow's front pages, then:


The Financial Times headlines Emmanuel Macron's victory


in the French Presidential election saying his win


calling him 'le Big Mac' after he took over 65% of the vote


The Guardian says Mr Macron now has to reunite


a divided France after the far right Le Pen received more


The Times writes Macron received a landslide victory


as France elects it's youngest leader since Napoleon.


But The Telegraph warns the Europhile's election


could have an affect on Brexit negotiations


And the Daily Mail leads with an exclusive in which it


says loyalty with an insurer can cost families an extra


So it is mostly going to be about Emmanuel Macron, but we will be


hearing from Tim and what has been written about John McDonnell, just


to be evenhanded. That's start with Emmanuel Macron's victory. He said


that he will be stepping down as leader of his party in order to


focus on the new job of president. I'm getting into the air drains as


it. I'm sensitive about young people doing so much, so young. He is only


39! I am 35. I might some day want to be, so I see as competition. His


party has only been around for a year. It is really only a movement.


It does not have a single seat in Parliament. And yet in this extra


ordinary revolution in French politics, seeing off the Gaullists


and the Socialists, he went up against Marine Le Pen and took 65%


of the vote. It is extraordinary. But the vote was held under unusual


circumstances, with the establishment coming around to


support him against the National Front. On this basis, does this mean


that he really is a vote for change? Or is he simply a reaction by the


establishment against the Nationalists. That is the big test.


Can he be more than simply be Le Pen candidate? Can he pushed through


with his agenda and the more than a protest vote. It is not just a


protest against the protest vote or he would not have beaten the


candidates in the first one. What is significant and is not being


mentioned in these excellent articles I'm seeing, no, let me make


a serious point, and that is that France has tried and failed to have


primary is that select candidates that when a presidential election.


It is an American tradition, fine, but I think it has shown that it has


not worked very significantly in France, and that is the fact that


firstly Le -- right has chosen him over Alain Juppe. It was first


thought that Alain Juppe's politics would appeal to a wider range, not


just on the right, but also on the left. No, it was Francois Fillon who


was chosen. Then the Socialists chose somebody who was very much on


the very left of the left. And this man, a manual micron, who was in the


Socialist government, who was finance minister for two years, and


was financial adviser for President Hollande, he has won the election


fair and square. Not just because he is offering something different. Not


because he is a protest vote to Le Pen, but because the centre ground


was freed by the beleaguered Francois Fillon, with allegations of


misuse of funds, allegedly, for employing member of his family...


That left the centre opened for this man to say it is not about left or


right but about solutions for the country.


We do have to show the papers are sometime. Let's just go to the


Times. It is a fascinating analysis. The evocation of the Republicans


choosing Donald Trump is that they are talking to extremes. Only


Clinton was not, because they chose her over Bernie Sanders. This


suggests this system is not not working, but that voters are


responding to stresses that are real. They are reacting to left


austerity, or the right, with immigration. You have the resurgent


hard left. You had a Catholic right in Francois Fillon. They went with


this chap. But don't forget that he needed about 24% in the first round.


I was at about to forget it. But to imply that he won the first round...


He did, but by default, because all the other options divide up the


vote. He won a plurality, but a low variety. Cloud over Brexit. Our


Prime Minister has been on the phone to Emmanuel Macron to congratulate


him. The statement says that the leaders discussed Brexit and that


the Prime Minister emphasised that Britain wants a secure relationship


with the EU after we leave. They have met in Downing Street because


Theresa May actually invited him to come and meet her in Downing Street.


That was in February. And it will be interesting to see how that


relationship develops. And what policies come out of it. There is


the small matter of things like, well, Brexit, but also, of course,


about immigration and Borders, and for example what will be happening


around the Channel Tunnel and so on. But of course, France and Britain


co-operate on a variety of things. So there is a connection, even if


the relationship is occasionally tested. And it will be tested by


Brexit. And let's remember that this May chose not to meet Marine Le Pen


will stop even after she was pressed to do so. -- Mrs May. She did not


meet marina plan. -- Marine Le Pen. Marine Le Pen defeated, but


negotiations to become tougher? This an interesting question. Has


populism been stopped. Obviously, lastly we had Brexit, and then


trump. Some people say there was a momentum across the world for


populism, nationalism, and conservatism. And then go to


builders did not do so well. To me, what that tells me is that every


election is different. -- Geert Wilders. There are always local


factors on the ground and each context is different. Even if some


of those people see themselves as having something in common.


Obviously, Donald Trump, he was seen as in favour of Marine Le Pen. But


the choice is different. Ultimately, Donald Trump was embraced by the


Republican Party. Now he is being slowly absorbed by it. By contrast,


the Marine Le Pen challenge, the pitch, that was a far right one,


which posed a much bigger challenge to European citizen than either


Brexit or Donald Trump. Do you think that Donald Trump is good to be a


run-of-the-mill republican president? That is what he is being


turned into. He has really been sending out missiles in the case of


Syria, his foreign policy is fairly said. And what is he focusing on?


Obamacare repeal and tax cuts. That is basic Republican stuff. Now he's


the White House, he is not a strong right leader. But we have the


Parliamentary elections coming up soon. That is right. Well, a French


president is the head of policy. Or she, it could have been. We have not


had a fever president, yet. And we don't again, tonight. We have a


young 39-year-old. -- female president. He has the power to


appoint a Prime Minister to dissolve the government and governed by


decree. So in case of real emergencies and war. And also to


declare war. So he is not at that stage. We are going to see the


transfer of power from the outgoing Socialist leader to this address. He


will need support. He's getting it from the Socialist. In the large


part. Not on the extreme left. We will see what happens there. He has


had in this campaign and we need to see continued support from the


Republicans. He will not be to introduce the reforms that he says


he really wants to introduce. The Telegraph is where we finish. John


McDonnell resists attempts to oust him. He is the right-hand man to


Jeremy Corbyn. He praised Karl Marx's cellar work. I wrote about


this. -- salmon all. -- seminal work. He said he is not the


Socialist, but he said that he believed that people could learn a


lot from Das Kapital. He said earlier that he was a Marxist. So


what changed his mind? They do say that as you get older, you do get


more right wing. So maybe has moved back more to the centre-left. I


think that is unlikely. He also said in this interview, which I find


fascinating, is that he is said that if he is elected, he will be the


first Socialist Chancellor in the Labour tradition. He believes that


those who came before him were not true socialist, and he will be the


real thing. So on the one hand, he says that he is not a Marxist, but


advises people to read Das Kapital. So we can recently in so that the


answer to the question is that yes, he is a Marxist. Other people in the


party are not happy with this. No, indeed. And indeed, your colleagues


say that he faces a labour revolt. -- Labour. That is it fought the


paper Sanaya. Don't forget all the pages online seven days a week. Go


to our website. -- that is all fought the papers, tonight. Or the


papers publish shortly after we finish. This programme is also on


the eye player. There is the address. You know it better than I


do. Do buy a newspaper tomorrow. I don't mind which one. Give us a bit


of talk about. -- iPlayer. They give a much for joining us. Coming up


next, the Film Review. -- thank you very much.


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