Nothing quite so grand as a socialist with power, eh?

Ségolène Royal, François Hollande’s ex-partner, has been ridiculed for behaving like a monarch after claims emerged that she had banned staff from revealing cleavages and ordered them to stand in her presence.

The report came days after another which alleged she had taken against “la bise” – the French greeting kiss – instead offering ministerial staff the “Royal” hand.

 

Agree about the cleavage thing though. No old minister wants to be reminded of gravity and mortality by having young baps being waved around.

4 comments on “Nothing quite so grand as a socialist with power, eh?

  1. The three stages of British Communism (Tony Banks, John Prescott et al):

    “Bastards!”

    “Fight for the Republic!”

    “This ermine’s a bit rough, innit?”

  2. No old minister wants to be reminded of gravity and mortality by having young baps being waved around.

    Erm, I think you’ll find there’s a “female” missing from that sentence.

  3. Bugger silly kisses, or even bacteria-ridden handshakes: we should return to the wee bow, as in the late 18th century.

  4. This Afrench air-kissing is a mystery to me. I tend to apply a simple rule by way of kissing the cute ones and shaking the hands of the ugly ones. Still, beats Kuwait where I had to kiss the blokes!

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