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What our Gallic chums are saying about Sarko à Londres

Or at least comment posters at Le Figaro's website, the commentary in the main dailies being far too dull to bear analysis.

Sarkozy - Europe needs the British (Anglais in the original)

To which the first comment maker, rejoicing in the rather flat soubriquet of tiglou75 notes 'That might be the opinion of Mr Sarkozy, but not of those French who know their history'.

Perhaps Tiglou has in mind the comment attributed to De Gaulle when vetoing British membership of the Common Market (remember that?), 'They wrecked the last serious attempt at European unity and I will not allow them to do it again'. Oddly enough, the reckoning is that he meant the Napoleonic system, rather than the Hitlerian one. (Quote is from memory and I have not linked it categorically to CDG as I cannot lay hands on the reference. Confirmation or debunking welcome).

'Analyste' cannot stay on topic and has it in for his Tonton Sam: 'Even in "weighing equally", I fear you were not serious, and I thus propose that the French should take their midday and evening meals in fast-food joints to show solidarity with these unfortunate people". Earlier s/he notes - 'It is not in their interests to turn their backs on the US, and all the while profiting from European funding largely in their favour'. (I am *not* making this up - 'Allons, il n'est pas dans leur intérêt de se mettre à dos les US....tout en profitant des aides européennes largement en leur faveur'). A strange sort of analysis, eh?

'Dom55' seems a sensible type - 'Nicolas would be better off going for a pint, it would be more fun than No. 10 or Buckingham Palace'.

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Blogger Edland said... 6:25 pm

This business is quite interesting. I sometimes wish we could be more like the French! What does closer co-operation mean though, will France be more willing to commit to a looser EU? I doubt it very much!  



Blogger Novlangue said... 5:45 pm

Personne n'a fait le lien entre Brown et Bruni.

S. Royal.  



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