Today Prime Minster May meets President Hollande. Their first meeting at this level and among the opening moves of the Brexit.
Yesterday Mrs May met with President Merkel and the appearance suggested a good rapport and that, as we say, ‘they could do business’. We will watch the body language today (it says more than the words) to see how President Hollande sees things.
It’s all very interesting (to me)…
More History being created. Today Liz Truss will become our new Lord Chancellor. She is the first woman to hold the role. The position can be traced back to the Norman conquest in 1066 but some historians believe it goes back to the 7th Century. She is also the minister of State for Justice, which means that she is in charge of our courts system. In effect the Lord Chancellor was the secretary to the King (or Queen) and, thus held very great power. There is a little controversy because she isn’t a Lawyer which, traditionally has been necessary to… Read more »
May meets Hollande, Well, the body language wasn’t too bad at all. Hollande seemed very relaxed, as did May. Hollande said, as expected, that there could be no negotiations before section 50 is triggered but then said that there would be ‘preparations’. Oh dear, what semantic games these politicians play. In around 1989 I was in Calvi, Corsica when President Mitterand visited and I stood very close to him during the visit. I thought then that he had style, a certain je ne sais quoi and presence. Tell me, am I wrong, but does Hollande lack that touch of sparkle… Read more »
I agree with you that Hollande hasn’t the slightest touch of sparkle. I used to think that Mitterand was a smooth talker.
And unfortunately you are right about another thing too. We have also, in France, a good proportion of people who have never worked and have no intention of doing so.
I don’t know what is the problem with people nowadays about work. Or to be more exact, I don’t know when this problem has begun and it’s origins.