Great news from France. Have spent the morning sending my congratulations to my Euclid colleagues in France , who were all firm Hollande supporters. There must now be hope that the forces against growth and creating employment opportunity are on the retreat. The recent election results in the UK should also point to a rethink about how we should be tackling the deficit. With unemployment , especially amongst young people so high , and growing , there must be an alternative. Our third sector voice must be heard demanding action to support those in our communities who are suffering the hard effects of this recession.