Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Citation du jour

Sarah Vine, on Francois Hollande's motor scooter assignations with his glamorous actress lover:
"...Wallace and Gromit meets Emmanuelle"


  1. Wot? Did Hollande take a non-talking dog with him in a side car?

  2. liberty , fraternity and virility.
    socialism at work.

  3. MW, if only! Actually, that might have enhanced his standing with the Parisians, whose main complaint seems to be his lack of style.

    Malpas, you're right - the behavioural patterns are pretty much those established after the Revolution (with an interesting resemblance to the bedroom antics of the ill-fated monarchy).

    As for women throwing themselves at Hollande and Sarkozy...
    a billet at the Elysee is clearly a supremely powerful aphrodisiac.

  4. Rather not contemplate him puffing and groaning.

  5. JH, I imagine most of Europe is trying to avoid that mental image.


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