Monday, 18 June 2012

Alors! The new French MP for London

With 300,000 French living and working in London (and very welcome they are) it was perhaps inevitable that the new French MP for Northern Europe - ten countries, on the face of it - should be known as the MP for London. London is France's sixth biggest city, and accounts for the vast majority of expat Kermits in the new constituency. 

The good news is that the delightful Axelle Lemaire sounds as good as she looks - she's just done an interview for R4's 'Today' - the bad news is that not only is she a member of Hollande's socialist party but - gasp! - spent a number of years as a Commons researcher for a Labour MP (which one?). She also found time to do an LLM at Kings; her election page HERE


Seems a fair exchange, though; we get Axelle and they get ...

5 comments:

Mike Spilligan said...

I suspect that there is a "new" generation in France - and in French London - who will be surprised when they find out what socialism really means.

G. Tingey said...

Ere, mister, can we see 'er posing as Marianne?

Mere d'Alors said...

M Hollande announced yesterday that one on the right is going on the back of the new 5000 euro coin as personification of the French motto "Liberte, Egalite et Fraternitie". No decision has yet been made as to whether or not she'll have her boobs out for the lads though.

Ian Hills said...

Lads? Ashton prefers dominant German women.

http://runninginheels.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Ashton-242x268-custom.jpg

banned said...

I expect that you have seen our glorious High Representative making a fool of herself again
Cathy Ashton

Anyone speak Serbian?