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Edith Cresson gets her comeuppance, ish

In an extraordinarily cheering piece of news, La Cresson has been ruled against by the European Court of Justice, but surprise surprise "the judges said that "having regard to the circumstances of the case, the finding of breach constitutes, of itself, an appropriate penalty". So that's less than a slap on the wrist.

This is the woman who declared that ALL (late breaking edit, she only said a quarter) Englishmen were homosexual, and John Major in a rare outbreak of wit noted that we had a higher birth rate than the French. It can scarcely be doubted that her elevation to the prime ministership took her beyond her rather limited abilities, and there are unconfirmed rumours that she was yet another of the hateful Mitterand's mistresses.


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Blogger Ellee Seymour said... 1:44 pm

I wonder what Prescott thinks about this. It's hard to discipline someone so long after an alleged offence. Does she care now?  



Anonymous rigger mortice said... 2:07 pm

she's more prescotts level.Mitterand had clout  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:09 pm

I'm inclined to agree. If justice cannot be done (other than for really serious offences) within a reasonable time of the discovery of the offence, the law is failing us.

I don't suppose she is especially bothered as she is now in her 70s and has retired from public life (as far as I know) and has a range of rather generous pensions coming in.

Mind you, given that it seems that everyone who has ever served in a Socialist government in France is intent on running for the presidency, maybe she won't be able to resist having a go at that.....  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:42 pm

If I remember, I'm going to do an extra special hatchet job on Le Sphinx for the anniverary of his birth.  



Anonymous Verity said... 12:39 pm

Yes, but she got some great dental work free of charge.  



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