France’s socialist president François Hollande visited David Cameron at Downing Street today, but the afternoon press conference turned into a bit of an embarrassment for Dave as his opposite number threw up a few surprises from the right of the PM. Not only did Hollande promise he wouldn’t tax second homes owned by Britons south of the Channel, but he taunted George Osborne’s top rate of income tax as too left-wing:
Ooh la la! Hollande: 'The top rate of tax in Britain is 45%. In France it's 41%'
— James Chapman (@jameschappers) July 10, 2012
He’ll be calling for an EU referendum next…