Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen’s likely successors went head to head last night on French television. Though much ink has been spilled on the younger generation’s potential to transform the political landscape, viewers seemed more preoccupied with the youthful appearance of these two millennials.

Rassemblement National leader Jordan Bardella targeted his opponent, Prime Minister and Macron protégé Gabriel Attal, over the immigration issue, characterising his positions as “extremist” and calling the EU border patrol a “reception service for migrants”. Attal responded by accusing the RN of flip-flopping on multiple policies.

The debate offers a glimpse into a future in which millennials take the political reins. And it looks pretty much the same as the present.