Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thursday, 1 June 2017

A new president and another election

So we have a new French President, in the youthful figure of Emmanuel Macron, who also speaks excellent English. He has a previous career that includes a spell as a philosophy student, an investment banker, and a minister of economy. He is seen as the last great French hope for a European future based on a common market and a common morality, a single currency and a singular commitment to the continent’s core values.

Meanwhile in the UK, Labour continue to narrow the gap on the Conservatives with one recent YouGov poll putting them within five points of Theresa May's party. This has impacted upon the £, making French houses more expensive for UK buyers, as the currency markets hate uncertainty. As I prepare this newsletter the FTSE 100 closes at record high and the pound has hit a two-month low against the Euro. Not long now to wait for the final outcome, and then hopefully, a rest from elections!

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