|She's in trouble again|
They bake their bread in such a naughty shape.On the other hand, just how many Brits speak French, love the country and its wines, have houses there etc etc? We have fought each other so many times; our rival empires grew together; we faced all the same problems - we know and respect each other so well, it's a family quarrel, au fond. This wretched nuclear deal with EDF has thrown us together once again: both governments will be going cap-in-hand (or in the French case, CAP in hand) to Brussels for approval** of the gigantic state aid it involves, God help us.
They brag about their wine and worship the grape.
They criticise our food but then they eat crêpe.
That's why i hate the french, oh,
That's why i hate the french.
And now, as 'Kayter' said in the comments yesterday ... and now Le Downgrade.
For any who have not yet done so, Evans-Pritchard on this in the DTel is well worth a read: one of his best. But by way of weekend rumination, what do we all reckon to this complicated relationship with France ? Who else can put it into words ?
** Being turned down by the EC may be our best hope on this one