January 17, 2007

BUT HOW'D SHE DO TRADING PORK BELLIES?:

Royal is accused of dodging tax on her wealth (Peter Allen, 18/01/2007, Daily Telegraph)

Ségolène Royal, the doyenne of the French Left, suffered an embarrassing blow to her image as a presidential candidate yesterday when she was accused of tax dodging.

Faced with taunts about being a "gauche caviar", the Gallic equivalent of a champagne socialist, she denied being rich, instead claiming that she was just "well off". [...]

The revelations, which originally emerged on internet sites critical of the hypocritical Left, are particularly embarrassing for Miss Royal because she recently launched a tirade against Johnny Hallyday, the rock star, for moving to Switzerland to avoid high French taxes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2007 10:10 PM
Comments

Ah, a limousine liberal. Priceless.

Posted by: ratbert at January 17, 2007 11:21 PM

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

Posted by: erp at January 18, 2007 7:57 AM

Shocking!

Posted by: Dave W at January 18, 2007 11:35 AM

Don't you mean cattle futures?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 18, 2007 8:06 PM
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