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This week's brass neck award

Fond though I am of both France and the French (some of my best friends etc etc...), I ask readers to peruse this exercise in brass neck / self-deception:

"France's foreign policy is founded on several centuries of diplomatic tradition and some fundamental principles: the right of peoples to self-determination, respect for human rights and democratic principles, respect for the rule of law and cooperation among nations".

That is taken from France's European Presidency website. Would it not be more honest to say this:

"France's foreign policy is founded on several centuries of diplomatic tradition and some fundamental principles: doing whatever we want, whenever we want and going out of our way to antagonise les Anglo-Saxons whenever the opportunity presents itself"?

More nuggets if I unearth them.

There's a marvellous French wiki page on Albion Perfide, by the way. They are not happy about the denouement to Agincourt, inter alia.

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Blogger Nick Drew said... 3:02 pm

They are not happy ...

they aren't, are they !?

balls to them. tennis balls, as I recall  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 3:51 pm

they invented French cricket too - yeesh...  



Anonymous Not Rupert M. said... 4:29 pm

Anything that upsets the Sun is OK by me.

Vogue la galere.  



Blogger Malthebof said... 5:22 pm

From what I have seen of the French over the past 50 years, they have done whatever was best for France, unlike our 'leaders'.  



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