“It’s a funny old world,” said my hero, Margaret Thatcher, when she left No. 10 Downing St. for the last time. And it continues to be so, with political outcomes bucking the trend. Trump, Brexit, and now the election of the Emmanuel Macron as president of France, have upset their opponents.
Macron’s election is hailed as a victory for the “center” and a thumbs-up for more of the European Union. But it is just an anomaly, because fascinatingly, 80 percent of those over age 65 voted for Macron. Generationally, it’s the older people that are sticking to the old European model and the younger people that are rejecting it. Marine Le Pen got 35 percent of the young vote this time. It was the young that rejected the EU and the old that clung on to it. In 2022, I believe she will win, which was always the plan anyway (Read More)