Austerity backlash in Europe and UN monitors in Syria

As the Dutch government falls, a socialist wins the first round of the French presidential election, and the UK slides back into recession, Brussels bureau chief Peter Spiegel and Europe editor Ben Hall discuss the backlash against Europe’s austerity politics.
Michael Peel reports from Syria on the progress of UN monitors in the country, and diplomatic editor James Blitz looks at how the West’s intervention could be made more effective.