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The Mail and the French


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 12 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Simon Heffer, the Daily Mail:

Of course, we like making jokes about Johnny Frenchman just as much as he likes making them about us. But our jests are underpinned, always, with a respect for the place and its marvellous culture – the fabulous countryside, the superb food, the magnificent wines, the soaring cathedrals and all those actresses.

Simon Heffer, the Daily Mail:

Our economy is far stronger than [Chirac’s]. We are best friends with the Americans, whom he also hates. We do not surrender to the Germans every couple of years and do not settle our political differences by rioting.

With thanks to The Friday Thing.

This 673rd post was filed under: Media.

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