8 May 2012

Sarkozy & Hollande both call for 'respect' for each other

Although I had to rely on translations of the concession and victory speeches by outgoing President Sarkozy and President-elect Hollande, both struck me as having made pretty respectable jobs of them.

And 'respect' was definitely le mot du jour, with loser and winner both calling for it to be conferred on the other.

Nor does it seem likely that either of them had in mind the contrived acronym on which the British political party of the said name is supposed to be based - Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community and Trade Unionism - which I don't think quite works as an acronym in French...