Saturday, July 16, 2005

Vive La France But Don't Think Of Carpooling

Chirac defends the French way of life.

President Jacques Chirac celebrated Bastille Day yesterday by insisting that France had no need to "envy or copy" Britain.

Whether the point of comparison was food, health, education or science, France was in far better shape than its old rival, he said.

"I have a lot of esteem for the British people and for Tony Blair," he said. "But I do not believe that the British social model is a model that we should copy or envy."

Which suggests a bit of insecurity - after all, London is crammed with French people who disagree with him. Maybe because of things like this.

A bus company is sueing a group of cleaning ladies in France. Their crime? Car Pooling. Apparently it is parasitical competition.