Many years ago there was an illness called the English illness, the longbow disease, la bouef malaise and other variations. This English disease the french and other continentals believed was contagious and safe so long as the English channel remained.
The recent outbreak of the French public coming out on strike over the decision to work a little long brought Arthur Scargill to make his first public speech in 30yrs.
In a speech which showed he could rally the workers (take note Ed Balls) Arthur berated Sarcozee" "without your raised shoes you are just a little boy".He blamed the French prime minister for unrest in France and warned if Sarcozee did not get his house in order he would bring his men to France and bring the country to its knees.
He mocked French union leaders for being too strike happy and holding the country to ransom. He claimed the French did not know how to strike.
Scargill said he was willing to train French strikers in the basics of gurila strikes. The French unions would need to deposit money in his offshore bank account.
At his training camp in Libya which he had on standby he would teach them tactics like flying pickets, coordinated sstrike action with rail and transport unions. Infiltrating the gendarmarie and bringing down an elected government.
The French unions have rejected the offer saying When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. They however know Scargill has no sardines and they are not seagulls.