At least Emmanuel Macron has not had to apologise for endorsing a bring-your-own-booze party at the Élysee.

The French President got a lot wrong in his first three years in office, ending up reviled by large sections of society and – quelle horreur! – slapped in the face by an angry voter.

But since then – unless you are an ardent anti-vaxxer – he has steered a steady course through the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting jobs crisis so that, if the polls are to be believed, he stands an excellent chance of winning round two of the presidential elections on 24 April.