This just in…
Chirac ‘shocked’ by use of English at summit
Upset French leader bolts EU meeting after Frenchmen switches languages
BRUSSELS, Belgium – President Jacques Chirac said on Friday he had been so shocked to hear a fellow Frenchman speak English at a European Union summit the previous day that he had felt compelled to leave the room.
“I have to say I was profoundly shocked to see a Frenchman express himself in English at the (EU) Council table. That’s why the French delegation and myself walked out rather than listen to that,” Chirac told reporters.
What moral fortitude for a major European leader.
D’ya suppose he went out and burned a car in protest?