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  • Published on 24 Apr 2017

    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen say the elections are about the future of France and both candidates look to young people to change French politics.

  • Human rights campaigners say they’ve substantiated claims that members of the Egyptian military carried out at least seven unlawful killings, including a 17 year old boy shot dead at point blank range.

  • The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron  says he wants his party to seize on the same progressive agenda as Emmanuel Macron, insisting the “desperate lurch” to populism was not inevitable.

  • The key to Ms Le Pen’s success so far has been her anti-immigrant, anti-globalisation platform and her stand against the French establishment. Today she accused mainstream parties of trying to keep her out of power.

  • Good evening from Paris, from another election which tore up all the establishment rules,trouncing the mainstream parties which have run France for more than 50 years. In a tight contest, two candidates won through to the second round, centrist Emmanuel Macron, with 24.0 percent, and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, who took 21.3 percent.

  • Natalie Nougayrede, former managing editor of Le Monde and now a columnist for the Guardian, and Simon Kuper, a columnist with the Financial Times.

  • It’s emerged tonight that Ukip’s main financial backer, the millionaire businessman Arron Banks, will not stand in the Clacton constituency, just a few days after signalling he would. It followed a bizarre press conference with the leader of the party Paul Nuttall, who appeared to barricade himself into a room, refusing to say whether he…

  • Emmanuel Macron is frontrunner to become France’s president, the youngest since Napoleon. After a year of Brexit and Trump, is this the revenge of the liberal centre?

  • Labour could also be heading for a monumental defeat in Wales. That’s according to one poll which suggests the Conservatives could win the popular General Election vote there for the first time since 1859.

  • Labour MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant, and Stephen Crabb, Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire.

  • The Government has defended the decision not to publish plans to reduce toxic levels of air pollution until after the election.

  • A prosecutor has accused a leading  human rights law firm and three of its solicitors of knowingly pursuing dishonest claims in a “substantial and lucrative operation”. Leigh Day faces 20 charges arising out of allegations that British soldiers had tortured, maimed and mutilated Iraqi detainees during the war.

  • General election: what can Britain learn from France’s results?

    Does the Emmanuel Macron phenomenon in France suggest that new political times need new political forces? Tim Farron says the Macron success is evidence that France needed a “liberal” party and only now had got one.

  • An online poll by ITV’s This Morning show has been circulating on social media, showing a massive lead for Jeremy Corbyn. It puts the Labour leader on a staggering 68%, with Theresa May trailing behind at just 19%. It’s been retweeted hundreds of times, with Corbyn supporters saying it shows that Britain is ‘waking up’ and…

  • Gina Miller, the pro-EU campaigner, has launched the “biggest tactical voting drive ever,” raising nearly £300,000 to support parliamentary candidates from different parties who want to stop “Extreme Brexit”. But could tactical voting really make a difference to the election on 8 June? Is there any chance we could end up with a “progressive alliance” of…