'No alternative': President Hollande emulates Thatcher

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It was clear whom he was targeting. On Tuesday May 17th President François Hollande told listeners to Europe 1 radio: “There is no alternative on the Left outside the line that I represent”. This was a clear shot across the bows of his economy minister Macron, already seemingly a candidate for the 2017 presidency, and his former industry minister Arnaud Montebourg who appears to be planning to be one.