Tory Immigration Pledge Will Hurt UK Tech In Face Of Macron’s ‘Grande Marche’

May 12, 2017 · huffingtonpost.co.uk

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In 2016, a lesser known French Minister told a small crowd of London’s Tech community: "You’re part of this [digital] economic and cultural revolution."

Little did we know that Emmanuel Macron was on the cusp of his own ‘Grande Marche’ revolution and his political startup would sweep away the incumbents just over a year later.

Yet despite the meteoric rise, Macron still remains focused on seizing "the opportunities of the digital revolution" and he’s eyeing up our best talent to join his marche.

Some may pour scorn on the idea that our top tech talent will flock to Paris. After all, London is one of the leading global tech hubs and Macron faces a number of substantial hurdles before France will begin to match the UK, particularly its employment law.

But who would have believed a young Minister could mobilise hundreds of thousands of supporters in less than a year to topple the traditional French political system? If we have learnt anything, it’s unwise to ignore the people with the dreams - and our Prime Minister has just boosted Macron’s.

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