But beware, Prime Minister: there is no divine right of parties any more than there was a divine right of kings.
Here in Britain, the two main parties are being punished by voters for tearing up their Brexit commitments.
Maybe this new-party-with-a-charismatic-leader thing isn’t as easy as people imagined.
Our exit in will coincide with a new cycle of European elections which will redraw political power in the European Parliament and other EU institutions.
Merkel is threatened. Macron is outraged. Brussels is paralysed. And all three trends are taken by their opponents as signs that they are winning.
It remains highly likely that Emmanuel Macron will beat Marine Le Pen. But France’s growing euroscepticism should not be ignored.