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French Toast

by | 7th, July 2005

‘LONDON has only just been awarded the Olympic Games and already the negative reporting has begun.

Jacques Chirac, Napoleon, Pétain, Louis Pasteur, Jeanne d’Arc, Charles Aznavour your boys took one hell of a beating

No, not that. We’ve a full seven years until the 2012 Games begins to read about shoddy workmanship, a legion of illegal workers and falling and rising house prices in London’s East End.

The first volley of negativity is aimed across the Channel at the French. You see, as important as it is that Britain got the nod to stage the Games is the fact that the French did not.

In any sporting contest there must be “WINNERS” (UK) and “LOSERS” (La France). This is no re-enactment of Trafalgar when no-one is sunk and everyone comes out on top.

This is the real deal. To the victors the spoils. To the losers – aka the French the chance to have your tear-soaked heads encircled in Olympic rings on the Sun’s front page.

“CHEER UP FRANCE..IT’S ONLY A GAMES,” says the Sun sportingly. Indeed, it is. But the paper spots Lord Horatio Nelson “looking down as Britain cheered victory at Trafalgar” and senses so much more.

If you doubt it, just raise a telescope to your eye and take a look at “Les Miserables” across the way.

Poor old “smug” President” Jacques Chirac. He failed to impress the delegates on the International Olympic Committee. He looks like he’s got a nasty taste in his mouth.

The man who doesn’t like our food is invited to eat the Sun’s crusty “humble pie” – the paper has sent one to his room at the Gleneagles Hotel where he’s G8 summiting.

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