In a continuation of pointlessness, French fisherman were still on strike for no reason today.
Despite dominating most of Europe's seas, and fishing everywhere dry from Le Havre to Iceland, the rich fishers simply needed a strike to make themselves appear French.
A spokesman for the nation's farmers, Henri Thierry, said - in English: 'As the richest farmers in the world, we thought we could have pointless strikes to annoy the government, but now the fishermen are copying us. C'est incroyable, espece des cochons!' And President Zarkoff Moussaka said: 'Who cares?'
But one fisherman, Capitaine Addoc, claimed: 'We strike when we want to strike, and not before or after, our strike is for the republic, and for glory! Have another Pernod.'
Speaking from his trawler near Hull, one blackleg fisherman, a certain M. Eric Cantona, said: 'Can you not see how beautiful the seagulls are, as they head for the sunny shores of England? Pass me the mainbrace, Your Majesty.'
The pointless strike is expected to continue until the government backs down, and does whatever the strikers want, but only after lots of pitched battles are fought across the harbours of France, to make the world believe that the President is really tough, and not a spineless foreigner that does whatever the EU tells him to do.
Charles de Gaulle was away fishing, with Asterix the Gaul.