Sunday, May 06, 2007

Britain, not France, is the sick man of Europe

I have to admit to being increasingly irritated at the tendency of British commentators and politicians to present the election as France's last-chance saloon, for in most things that combine to make up a decent quality of life, from health to literacy, to gentility and solicitude for the vulnerable, France has us beaten.

Read more of Martin Newland's great piece on why Britain has more to learn from France than vice versa, here:

UPDATE: The case against Nicolas Sarkozy is a strong one, but warning that there will be race riots if he wins today's election, as this commentator does, shouldn't be part of it.

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