Friday, 15 November 2013

"Nous sommes Trahis!"

Pity the poor Kermits. Negative economic growth, unemployment climbing to Spanish levels, a humiliating ratings downgrade, a socially inadequate President regarded as a joke internationally and a language turning into a parody of the Franglais that even Alan Coren couldn't imagine (Un weekend at le cottage in les jodhpurs). Add to this the shame of German neighbours on one side with booming export wealth to fund a raft of social provision, and an economically robust UK on the other cocking a snook at the Eurozone and with the Euro shortly to hit and hold a level of over 1.20, the prospect of la France Profonde becoming more like Gloucestershire every day. And London of course - by now surely France's fourth largest city - is enjoying the thousands of attractive, articulate, smart and hard working young French persons who are now working and paying taxes here and improving the quality of our social environment significantly. 

It's little wonder then that the French prefects found, as Ambrose reports, "the same picture of a society that is angry, exasperated and on edge. A mix of latent discontent and resignation is being expressed through sudden eruptions of fury, almost spontaneously". 

Like the poor Girondists, the Kermit nation is now looking around at its fellow Euro-revolutionaries and falling back on the old cry "Nous sommes Trahis!"


Anonymous said...

Fourteen words.


DeeDee99 said...

Oh dear; what a shame; never mind.

Anonymous said...

France is responsible for the likes of Jean Monnet, the principle architect of a new communist superstate in Europe - so they deserve evrything they get.

"Europe's nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation." - Jean Monnet

No matter how or why it's achieved, the dissolution of nations (peoples) is a crime against humanity. No nation votes for its own demise.


visc said...

The french ar eindeed in the the Merde, I am however not so sanguine about our own illusory strength.

Mr Ecks said...

Robust UK?

Get a load of this:

Ed P said...

The inevitable outcome of socialist policies - why is anyone (except the moronic, like Milliband) surprised?

John de Melle said...

Excuse me, but jodhpurs are named after the Indian city of Jodhpur. and was adopted into the English language just before 1900

Anonymous said...

Exactly what will happen here if the clown Millipede Junior and Poison Balls get in.