There is a wealth of additional cases to bring: so if not this time, something may yet stick to Sarkozy. At least this is what the Hollande crowd hopes, because Sarkozy, like Freddy Krueger in the horror movies, is just getting angrier and angrier – and he will get back at them if he ever wins again.
Difficult to know. My general assumption is that French politics is horribly dodgy so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if some of the accusations were true. And also that any journalist reporting on it will already be a member of one camp or the other. But precisely because it is all that dodgy it wouldn’t surprise me at all if it were a political, rather than legal, witch hunt.