Friday, 29 October 2010

War with France?

Downing Street has published details of gifts received by David Cameron upon entering Number 10 for the first time. The French President, Nicholas Sarkozy, gave him tennis racquets. I note that the BBC have spelt it 'rackets'. FFS...

But I digress. The last time a French head of state made a gift in relation to tennis, it resulted in a war, according to Shakespeare, anyway. The Dauphin of France gave King Henry V tennis balls in response to Henry's claim to the French throne. It was an insult, implying that Henry was a young man who should be concentrating on his sports, rather than affairs of state.

So, are we going to war with France? Let's face it, it wouldn't last long!

A Frenchman, yesterday