Is Sarko a sex dwarf—or just saving face?

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Is Sarko a sex dwarf—or just saving face?

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Sarko and Carla: a bona fide pair of "hot rabbits"?

Sarko and Carla: a bona fide pair of "hot rabbits"?

When 24-hour licensing was introduced in 2005, the government said it wanted Britain to imitate the “continental” drinking culture, where everyone sipped half-pints at café tables and the virtues of moderation were imbibed with spritzer at the age of five. That is a complete fable, says Jim Pollard in the forthcoming issue of Prospect, available on 25th March. The drift has been in the opposite direction: in Paris, le binge drinking est bien arrivé—and it’s because the French are increasingly imitating us.

It’s only the latest, Pollard says, in a long line of English imports ranging from pop records to corporate brands to street slang. And this shift is beginning to affect people’s private lives too, wrote Lucy Wadham in a previous issue of Prospect. When his last marriage to the long-suffering Cecile broke down, Nicolas Sarkozy

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  1. March 15, 2010

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    Celia Brayfield:

    “dwarf, tout simple.”

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Duncan Brown is a freelance writer living in London. He is also Prospect's web assistant. 




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