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French First Lady Sarkozy Cuts Up Credit Card

by | 5th, July 2007

cherie_blair_lecture.jpgSHE is only reported to have spent a total of £277 on it, but Cécilia Sarkozy, France’s first lady, has decided to hand back her presidential credit card after nationwide criticism over her right to use state funds. (Pic: Beau Bo D’Or)

Sarkozy received the credit card back in May after her husband, Nicolas, took power, and according to a government spokesman, she had only used the card twice, for two “professional” dinners in restaurants, at a total cost of £277.

However, with the press and various politicians alike, questioning whether the first lady had the right to dip into state funds, Mrs Sarkozy has decided to cut up the card “to avoid any controversy”. Knowing what the French are like, they’d have probably dumped 10 tonnes of flaming elephant dung on her doorstep in protest.

At the moment, the French presidential palace receives an overall budget of £22million for “the institution and the personal expenses of the president.”

One wonders how much money Cherie Blair blew in her time at No. 10, discounting the contents of her shopping trolley, naturally…

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