You have to love the French. After all, this is a people whose collective genius managed to make philosophy into a career, legitimised pastry as breakfast food and gave us Gerard Depardieu.
And, oh yes, they came up with liberté, égalité, fraternité.
But it’s not all Champagne and Boules in Franceland. It’s disheartening, but they have conservatives just like us. And although their conservative politicians wouldn’t be seen dead in lycra, on most other counts they’re just as objectionable.
What’s even worse, some of their most outspoken conservatives are women. Recently, French conservative politician Valerie Pecresse has come out and said that men have more important things to do than change nappies.