The Republic may well be secular – yet when the results of the first round came in that evening, many electors must have offered up a prayer in gratitude.
Marine Le Pen's FN party is close to regional power.
Without the European Union, the deals that Tory ministers would sign would be even worse, says Molly Scott Cato.
The village of Idomeni is just one example.
At first glance, the psychology favours the status quo - but In has a tricky fight on its hand.
As the roots of Isis grow deeper, support for the group is increasing.
I stand outside La Belle Équipe on the corner of the rue Faidherbe and the rue de Charonne staring down at the great tattered mess of handmade cards, poesies, rotting bouquets wrapped in cellophane.
Migrant retention procedures in France are costly, cruel, and “do not conform to the law”, according to a French human rights agency.
Ultimately this is a question about the world in which we want to live.
Liberals often worry about the need to protect citizens from the state. Yet in the age of global terror, the risk posed by failed states is by far the greater danger.
British intervention in Syria must be backed up with a multinational plan to help bring stability to the region in the long-term.
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