Friday, May 11, 2007

Sarkozy: Cash for what in French politics? 

President-elect Sarkozy went on a ‘retreat’ after the presidential election as guest on a luxury yacht on the Mediterranean, to contemplate his future 'radical reforms'.

Wonder if these reforms involve regulating lucrative tie-ins between government services and certain politically useful wealthy French individuals? Sarkozy’s shipboard host Vincent Bolloré for example, who told the press when the holiday story broke that he had no government contracts.

Bolloré’s ‘SDV Group Logistics’ company in fact has at least three lucrative contracts:
One: Carriage of the French Diplomatic Bag
Two: Transportation of cash by air for the Ministry of Finance
Three: Provision of air charters for the Ministry of Defence

New Labour's entangelemt with tobacco advertising at Formula One Grand Prix looks like nothing in comparison.

Hat tip and further link to Alex Harrowell on A Fistful of Euros.

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