It turns out President Hollande was all mouth and no trousers last week as he tried to mock Team GB’s medal haul:
“We don’t talk of money, we talk of gold. The British have rolled out a red carpet for French athletes to win medals. I thank them very much for that, but the competition is not over. We will put the French medals into the Europe pot, so that the British will be happy to be European.”
Sixteen Team GB golds later and the cat seems to have got Hollande’s tongue – Britain now has double the number of golds won by the French and are miles ahead of them in the overall medal table.
Boris twisted the knife this morning, delivering the sort of line that Dave dreams of being able to say:
“Well, M le Président, mettez-ça dans votre pipe et fumez-le! Bien je jamais,eh!”