French support British

You didn’t read that wrongly.

Just caught a report in le figaro on the tasteless Argentinian ad everyone’s now probably seen. As the French have traditionally been opposed to British territorial interests, I groaned and had a look at the comments and sure enough, there was some young ignorant French boy agreeing with Argentina.

But what’s this? The next three comments slapped him down!

Jamais les Malouines n’ont été argentines. Jamais un Argentin n’a vécu aux Malouines avant 1833. Les habitants des Malouines ne veulent pas être argentins. La présidente utilise ces revendications à des fins nationalistes pour cacher sa politique irresponsable.

[It was never Argentine … political irresponsibility.]

Ahh ma petite Cristina, c’est une chose exproprier une entreprise espagnole et tout à fait autre s’emparer des îles tenues depuis bientôt 200 ans par les Britanniques!!

[Ah, my little Cristina … held by Britain for 200 years.]

Revendication infondée qui sent la fin de règne. C’est effectivement le dernier argument qu’utilisent les gouvernements argentins à bout de souffle et d’argent pour tenter de ressouder l’opinion.

[Unfounded claim … last argument of breathless Argentine governments.]

Well, well, well – here’s raising a glass to my French brothers and sisters.

5 comments for “French support British

  1. Dave_G
    May 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    It’s a bit presumptuous to assume we are all familiar with the French language….

    For those who would like to read a translation here it is…. (according to Google’s best efforts)

    “The Falklands never were Argentine. An Argentine has never lived in the Falklands until 1833. The inhabitants of the Falklands do not want to be Argentine. The president uses these claims to nationalist ends to hide his irresponsible policy.”

    “Ahh my little Cristina, this is something expropriate a Spanish company and quite another to seize the islands held for almost 200 years by the British!”

    “Unfounded claim that indicates the end of reign. This is the last gasp argument used by Argentine governments and money trying to resolder(?) opinion.”

    • May 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

      It’s a bit presumptuous to assume we are all familiar with the French language….

      That’s why I gave the general thrust of the comments underneath in brackets.

  2. May 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I’m not really surprised. Having spent considerable time in France over the past 6 years I found the french people to be thoughtful and considerate – better neighbours than many english ones – provided they were treated with similar respect. As with England, you must not judge people by the utterances of their politicians or media!

    (It is literally resolder – but here in the sense of rejoin, ie restore public support, I believe)

  3. cuffleyburgers
    May 5, 2012 at 4:10 am

    THe french, if I’m honest, like all the rest of us – damn fine people let down by their political class, only more so

  4. Peter MacFarlane
    May 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Remember that Tahiti is part of France (yes it is, look it up).

    The French are probably thinking “sauce, goose, gander, hmmm”.

    Or whatever similar proverb they have.

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