Here at C@W towers we get sent all manner of press releases and very very few of them make it beyond the inbox. But here are some data from www.emolument.com which get onto the blog-page forthwith. According to their survey of front-office staff in the City, (that's the City of London), of the top 20 universities providing graduates for these jobs, 7 are French ! (and all the others UK).
The top French school for sending its alumni onto our trading desks, coming in at no.6 (providing 4% of total sample), is EDHEC Business School. Top 5 (all UK) are LSE (by a head, 9%), Cambridge 5%, Oxford 5%, LBS 5% and Imperial 4%.
Over to you, M. Hollande (currently riding unaccustomedly high in the polls following the dreadful affaire Charlie Hebdo). What's happening to your brightest and best, eh? Fact is, for all the socialist indoctrination, they know where le pain really meets le beurre.
I have just returned from Paris where the phrase 'crawling with police' scarcely does justice to the situation. And troops, tens of thousands of 'em. They won't be able to keep up that degree of patrolling for long.