Isn’t that such a great statement.
My offices are just east of the City and a full compliment of the Red Arrows just flew past very low and LOUD with Red, White and Blue smoke streaming out of the back.
This is quite a nice take on the day:
They’ve got a slick rail network, a home-grown car industry and magnificent stretches of Napoleonic architecture that escaped the German Luftwaffe’s mighty payloads.
We, on the other-hand, have half their unemployment, a global language and, for the next six months at least, the EU presidency. Oh, and the 2012 Olympics.
Olympic losers react to London’s win
This decision will exacerbate that general sense of malaise, especially as the winner is Paris’ greatest rival, London. President Jacques Chirac had wanted to arrive for the G8 summit a winner.
Instead he comes as a three-time loser whose nation was pipped at the post by a victorious Britain.