September 7th, 2012

Flamed Flamby

What has happened to Hollande? After coming to London and showering the capital and the Prime Minister with praise, he even managed to crack a funny:

“We also have an excellent relationship, as was shown again today at all levels, including in the field of defence where we have some ongoing, active cooperation. This shows that, beyond our differences, the most important thing is what unites us. It is the third time that David Cameron has welcomed me to London, though I did invite him to come to Paris even though we are not planning to organise the Olympic Games any time soon.”

Now this afternoon it’s reported that Hollande is going to be furthering his planned spending cuts. After his gold-gaffe and three  months in power, it seems reality is starting to bite for Flamby.


  1. 1
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am stupid


    • 21 says:

      Congratulations France on three consecutive quarters of zero growth. We admire your accountancy skills. Very believable. Now how about the employment figures of 10.2%? You really must do better at massaging those figures.


  2. 2
    Dianne Abbot says:

    I like to eat rice and peas.


  3. 3
    annette curton says:

    “Active co-operation in the field of defence”… active, where ?.


    • 7
      CrushedScrote says:

      They cooporate by running away from the action while we’re running towards it.

      “Just in case zay are snicking up from behind, mes amis.”


    • 26
      Cambridge Five says:

      @ annette curton
      ” “Active co-operation in the field of defence”… active, where ?

      We’ve sold our Harriers and dismantled the Nimrods, we’ve no aircraft carriers and we’re making our service personnel redundant.
      How much more cooperative could we be?

      We will soon be completely dependent on Germany and France for our defence.


    • 29
      Moussey Koussey says:

      Syria, I saw on RT today that M.Hollande on his militant Crpauds are giving serious thought to supplying the Durkas with heavy artillery. We only giving 8 million ‘for non military’. Who knows what the money goes for, once it hs left our pockets .


  4. 4
    SP4BS says:

    you do know that 41% is complete bollocks. its 49%.

    For a start its Sarkozy’s rate. Not the re-worked rates hollande will introduce sometime or other. No rush, it gets calculated later.
    For a second thing income tax doesn’t include all taxes on income. There is an extra income tax, with a different name, that gets shoved on top, and that is 7.5% (and another one too). so the top rate of tax is 49%.

    On a much funnier note, Hollande is having cold feet about his 75% top rate of tax. Sounded good during the election, less


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    Gonk says:

    How does he reach the garlic on the top shelf ?


  7. 10
    Moussa Koussa says:

    LOL….Excellent spin Guido

    So the French Socialist is doing a much better job for his country than Dave is in his.

    Hollande is shafting Dave as many of us predicted.


    • 13
      SP4BS says:

      As above. Hollande hasn’t changed the rate from when sarkozy was in power, but Dave has reduced the rate since your chum was PM.


      • 16
        Moussa Koussa says:

        Indeed, and that policy will be one of the many reasons Call Me dave will not secure a 2nd term.


      • 20
        Jane Birkin from Paris says:

        You obviously have not got it.

        When faced with having to show leadership this little champagne socialist tells everyone he is going to hold some consultations.

        This gives him breathing time to speak to his good friends at Lazard Bros ;


    • 24 says:

      Much better? With unemployment 20% higher in France than it is in the UK?


    • 31
      Jimmy says:

      Average top rate under Blair: 40%
      Average top rate under Brown: 40%
      Average top rate under Cameron: 50%
      Average top rate under Thatcher: 60%


      • 32

        Neatly illustrating how the Labour party never think about how to pay the bills for their reckless squandering whilst the Conservatives have to get to grips with both deficit and debt. Every time – since Ramsay MacDonald. But Brown was worse than all the others put together. He is in a category all by himself.


  8. 11
    Andy Coulson's monkey says:

    Im so pleased Guido posts such quality journalism.

    And you are right yo mock Hollande as Camerin has clearly shown himself to have a set of economic policies that work do well. I mean what’s a double dip recession between friends?


  9. 12
    Moussa Koussa says:

    Such praise for Hollande Guido.

    Could you post a few of your links from 6 months ago, predicting a sarkozy win, and the many threads you posted lambasting Hollande….LOL


  10. 17
    annette curton says:

    They can’t all be directly ‘descended’ from Napoleon can they?.


  11. 19
    Jane Birkin from Paris says:

    In the American Elections the wives have to speak because out there men are judged by their wives.

    This 58 year old fat bastard has never married but you can look at the two dogs he has been associated with and draw your own conclusions.

    I have said it before and I will say it again the French have elected a first class twat.

    He wants to cut the French military so a job share with the British is firmly on his agenda . He could even do a deal to take a crap aircraft carrier off your hands.


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    Hollande says:

    Mais non.I just want large amounts of cash from the dumb Englanders to prop up my ECB. So of course I feign friendship.


  14. 27
    The Stig says:



  15. 28
    Fed Up With Fabians says:

    The Tories haven’t got a hope for another term, so we may as well give UKIP a chance.


  16. 30
    jimbo says:

    They get on so well simply because they are both as far left as each other.


  17. 33
    Saffron says:

    Hollande is just another froggie chancer and we have seen many of them.
    One day he will wake up and see the EUSSR is a pile of shite soon to go under and the markets will determine that.
    The further Wavy Davy keeps away from this pygmy the better,although he is probably too thick to see the forest from the trees.


  18. 35
    Adam Werritty gone but not forgotten completely says:

    If you look at the French news today it is becoming increasingly obvious that when in the quest to win a few votes he mentioned his 75% tax proposals he had not taken any time whatsoever to investigate the practical workings to introduce such a tax .

    It is all too reminiscent of his electoral parade down the Champs Elysees : rain in the weather forecast so , without a coat or an umbrella , he gets soaked to the skin and ruins an expensive suit.

    Sadly people are going to get hit in their pockets due to his incompetence and others are going to lose their lives.

    Neither Cameron Clegg nor Milliband have the guts to speak out.

    I am not so sure about Merkel however .


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