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French Gaullists take campaigning to the beach

As if they didn't have enough to put up with, our long suffering neighbours are now going to have to contend with the UMP taking the campaign to the beach.

This does seem like a cruel and unusual punishment, and I would think staggeringly counterproductive. I think Labour pulled a similar stunt some years back, and inflicted themselves on blameless Britons on holiday in Spain, while doubtless annoying a few Swedes and Germans in the process. Maybe the people should get their own back by parking their towels outside the UMP's headquarters.


Meanwhile, a few more nuggets about the would be presidential candidates. Sarko says in Le Monde that he wants 'a less monarchical presidency which is more transparent, more modern and more democratic'. Somehow I suspect that if he gets to the top he will be just as keen as his predecessors on playing at being the Sun King. Mitterand referred to the constitution as being 'a permanent coup d'etat', and oh how he enjoyed his 14 years at The Elysee when he finally got there.

Furthermore, neo-situationist Jose Bove (he of the shaggy 'tache and McDonalds trashing fame) fancies his chances of getting the 'Anti-Liberal Rally' party's nod. One should note that 'liberal' in France refers to classic economics, rather than social attitudes etc.

I expect Vanessa Paradis and Gerard Depardieu will be next up....

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Blogger UK Daily Pundit said... 3:47 pm

Love this French stuff, Croydonian. We could do with more bloggers covering the political shenanigans of other countries. It makes for a good read.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:56 pm

Glad you are enjoying it DP - sometimes I've wondered if there is sufficient interest from other folk for it to be worth doing, so thanks for the encouragement.  



Blogger barbara worth said... 6:02 am

I enjoy the international press round ups also, especially the French stuff. You've created an intersting USP for your blog; it's a great idea.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:16 am

Thanks for that Barbara - and nice to saee you back again.  



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