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Yesterday Emmanuel Macron entered the Elysée Palace, following a convincing victory in the French Presidential election the previous Sunday. On election day, much of Europe breathed a sigh of relief as Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National – one of the more explicitly populist nationalist parties making electoral progress in the developed world – failed in her bid to defy the polls, and win.


The Mayor of London and several leading British businesses have led praise for our HeadStart programme, which has seen young people give up 100,000 hours of their time to good causes, encouraged them to broaden their ambitions, and helped to build a more integrated Britain.


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