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By Prospect Team  

Not so long ago I welcomed the former French Prime Minister, M Alain Juppe, in my office in City Hall; and he cruised in with his retinue and their legion d’honneur florettes, and he told me that he was now the Mayor of Bordeaux, and that with 239,517 people in Bordeaux he had the honour of representing the ninth biggest city in France.

And then I got the ball back over the net, and I pointed out that there were 250,000 French people in London and that I was therefore the Mayor of the sixth biggest French city on earth.

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