“Never, do you hear me? I will never vote for that bloke!” This heartfelt cry came last Sunday night from someone who was at the campaign headquarters of the defeated Socialist Party candidate Benoît Hamon where there were tears and a deep sense of disappointment after his elimination from the first round of the presidential election. Faced with the choice between centrist candidate and former merchant banker Emmanuel Macron and the far-right's Marine Le Pen, Hamon himself called for the Front National candidate to be beaten. It was the same message from the Socialist Party and also their allies the Greens.