Oh dear he didn’t want to have said that.

On  a visit to Alsace yesterday French President Nicolas Sarkozy has committed a ‘lapsus’ or slip of the tongue.  Talking about competition to farmers from India and China he said “I can accept distortions of competition from China or India, but not from Germany. I’m not saying that simply because I’m in Germany.”  He then added quickly: “I am in Alsace.”

Funnily enough the gaff was not reported on the national news and most of the reports of it from most of the regional press have disappeared, although here it is from L’Asace.  I got this one from StrassTV although the report has now made it across the continent.  Funnily enough II, I had been having lessons with students yesterdsay using this piece from the Economist talking about the President’s language.

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