Le French Bashing
A senior politician on Thursday issued a desperate plea for an end to "French bashing" around the world – insisting France is "blessed by the gods" and one of the best places to live on Earth.
Corinne Lepage, a MEP and former French presidential candidate, demanded that other countries, as well as fellow countrymen, stop treating her nation like a "the scum of the earth" and a planetary "laughing stock".
Such insults, she claimed, were a major stumbling block to economic recovery for the already notoriously demoralised and pessimistic French.
Ha ha ha, flicks two fingers at the frogs and carries on laughing.