The political brief

Labour law reform: High stakes for French government

French President Emmanuel Macron’s high-stakes labour reform reaches a critical stage after it was unveiled last week by the government. We take a look at reaction from unions. Also, the battle for the leadership of the conservative Les Républicains party heats up, but some say the top candidate is pushing too hard to the right. And slumping opinion polls force the president to rethink his communication strategy - we tell you more.