24 March 2006


Lots of people have pointed out the arrogance of Chirac in refusing to participate in a meeting where English is being spoken.

But did anyone else realize who was being represented at the EU meeting?

French President Jacques Chirac defended his eye-brow-raising exit from an EU summit session, accusing the French head of Europe's employer union of piquing French pride by daring to speak in English

When Ernest-Antoine Seilliere, head of the UNICE employers federation, started his speech to the EU's 25 leaders, Chirac interrupted and asked why he was speaking in English, according to a French official.

"I'm going to speak in English because that is the language of business," replied Seilliere, former chief of the French employers' group MEDEF, which has been at odds with the government recently.

Employer Unions? Wouldn't that fall into Mussolini's Corporatism?

Goe, just askin'... not expecting an answer.

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