If the French aren’t that much interested in their parliamentary elections, where does that leave the rest of us?

Just 47 per cent of the electorate bothered to turn out yesterday for the first round of elections to the National Assembly – the lowest level of participation so far this century. Yes, next Sunday’s run-offs should see the total nudging towards 60 per cent. But as things stand, it’s a landslide for Don’t Care. It’s not Emmanuel Macron or his lacklustre opponents who are in trouble, it’s French democracy.