Elysée Palace

Dodgy little rooting socialist ratbag set to give the missus the arse-card?

Bit of a dilemma for the ratbag socialist French president, he moved his girlfriend into the Elysee Palace when he was elected, she has a staff of 5 for god knows what (when was the last time a socialist was prudent with taxpayers cash), she has use of a private jet plus all the extra goodies.

So logically as she is just his girlfriend or the first girlfriend as she is dubbed now he is shagging someone else does one move out and the other one in ?

The pollsters are saying it won’t affect his numbers?.well of course not he is the most unpopular president of all time.

France’s First Lady Valerie Trierweiler was yesterday facing the prospect of becoming the first in history to be kicked out of the Elysee Palace.

It follows humiliating revelations that her partner, President Francois Hollande, has ?fallen in love? with a woman almost 20 years his junior.

Mr Hollande?s relationship with actress Julie Gayet, 41, was exposed by a series of pictures in French Closer magazine which show him travelling to see her on a moped.

But beyond a new romance, opponents claim the scandal exposes publicly funded deceit, security lapses, and the huge cost of a first lady who no longer has any legitimacy.

Mr Hollande, who turns 60 this year, was poised to make a statement to ?clarify? the position of 48-year-old divorcee Miss Trierweiler. ? Read more »

Next they will stop surrendering

? The Telegraph

Good grief Nicholas Sarkozy is stopping people eating cheese at the?Elys?e Palace. What are they going to do next? Stop surrendering?

It is an admission that is verging on sacrilegious for a French president. But Nicolas Sarkozy’s top chef has revealed that the French head of state has banned cheese from the table at the Elys?e Palace.

Charles de Gaulle once famously declared: “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?”

The fitness mad?Mr Sarkozy?has chosen to remove the source of De Gaulle’s angst from his sight, according to presidential chef Bernard Vaussion, who is cooking for his fifth French head of state.

The?French?were famously dubbed “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” by irate US Republicans when they failed to support the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

But Mr Sarkozy has done away with the high-fat stuff altogether after meals, his chef explained, as “it was too much” for him.

His cheese aversion even threatened to spark a diplomatic incident last October, when he offended Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, by telling another EU leader that over dinner “she says she is on a diet and then helps herself to a second helping of cheese”.