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Grossly impertinent French survey o' the day

French paper Journal du Dimanche has the answers to the all important question of what do men, Parisians, Trots etc think of the divine Ms Dati's return to work five days post parturition. And the results are not hugely surprising:

Men were more likely (36%) to think she was right to go back to work early than did women (30%), with 60% of women and 51% of men judging it wrong. Hats off, however, to the 9% who replied, unprompted, 'That's her business'.

Right wingers and lefties diverged greatly, with 46% of the former and 23% of the latter thinking she was right to do so. I can't help but think that partisan sympathies played a considerable role here, and were it a Socialist minister the findings would be rather different. Demographically, manual workers were the most likely to approve and white collar employees the least. Trots and tankies were the most appalled at 79% and 74%. Credit goes to those 'without partisan sympathies', as 17% replied 'that's her business'.

Anyway, the overall reaction of the French to this business was a collective Gallic shrug, as 53% of them were indifferent to the whole affair.

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Blogger Guthrum said... 2:10 pm

I just don't care, why do the French get Ministers like this and we get sour Hausfraus  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:27 pm

It is a rum business, isn't it? There have been a number of French female pols that are very easy on the eye, or were when in their prime - Guigou, Sego, Rame Yade and Dati.

Maybe politics is not merely showbiz for ugly people on the other side of the ditch.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:38 pm

Rama Yade, that is.

I'll also add Dominique Voynet, MAM and Christine Lagarde for a certain understated elegance if not film star looks.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:07 pm

Well it's not entirely her business, is it?

I mean, there is another person involved, is there not?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:16 pm

If you mean the child, you have a point.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 10:30 am

Yes, I mean the child.  



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