His missus is up to the task

The little French rooster Sarkozy seems destined to get the arse from the unloving public in the next French elections. This will be no great loss, and it looks like another bloke with the kind of wife that Prince Philip would salivate over is stepping up to the mark.

Eric Cantona, the former Manchester United striker, has said he wants to run in this year’s presidential election in France and is trying to gather the signatures needed to do so.

The footballer, who would need the backing of 500 elected officials by the end of February to run, has sent a letter to French mayors describing himself as an “engaged citizen” and asking for their support.

“This engagement obliges me to speak, more earnestly than usual, but also with a keen sense of my responsibility, at a time when our country faces difficult choices which will be decisive for its future,” said the letter.

In his letter, printed in the Liberation newspaper, Cantona denounced the limited opportunities for young people in France and social injustices which were “too numerous, too violent, too systematic”, the newspaper said.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

To read Cam’s previous articles click on his name in blue.

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