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The view from across the channel

Anyone else driven to distraction by the BBC's mantra that 'there was no clear winner' (And Anthony King in the 'graph, I mean you too) in the local elections, might wish to turn to the French press for a spot of reality:

Libération: "In the English local elections, it was the Conservative Party of David Cameron which emerged victorious, gaining 37 councils... With 41 % of the votes compared to 27 % for Labour, the Tories are growing in confidence for the next general election".

Le Monde: "In England the Labour Party suffered a major setback".

And my fave, Le Figaro: "In Scotland, Wales and England, the Labour government was punished by voters wearied by ten years of Blairism".

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Anonymous mohammed el nurk said... 12:08 pm

Erm - the (presumed)"no" has got lost.

I see Bruno M(ai)gret is having fun with the mosx & la loi de 1905. Et pourquoi pas?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:42 pm

Erm, so it was. Duly fixed.

There's a bad joke involving ducks in there somewhere.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 6:45 pm

C, any coverage from the US?  

Blogger Newmania said... 12:14 am

Illuminating stuff C and I like the previous bits from Le Monde." The South forgets "...that money it earns does not essentially belong to it but is only on loan from the state who may wish to take it and give it to someone else.
Jeez I `m absent minded that way. Le tit in Le monde forgets that Property prices cancell any earnings plus some and the highest standards of living are in fact in the North...( quite aside for the first Libertarian line of defence)  

Blogger james higham said... 7:00 am

The French do it well.

Speaking of doing it well, how about a few snaps of your good lady - you're holding out on us.  

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 11:18 am

odd that it takes a foreign press to report a truth that we are not to be told.  

Blogger gitanodemurcia said... 5:12 pm

Sarkozy, 54,5%, président

last results  

Anonymous hg said... 5:51 pm

gitanodemurcia ha detto...
Sarkozy, 54,5%, président

Yes, is that confirmed? Nothing on the BBC yet.  

Blogger james higham said... 6:16 pm

Yes it is. Figaro has just said all stations have him winning. She's conceded in a speech. Just posted on it now.

You running anything, Mr. C?  

Blogger Andrew Allison. A Conservative View said... 11:22 am

Good to see the French press reporting things as they are. Sarkozy on 53%, while the left riots.  

Blogger gitanodemurcia said... 12:41 pm

lesoir.be publishes results 2 hours ahead of french media if at all interested in the legislative vote in june  

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