(E) MacShane calls French cretins or worse may be taken to court
MacShane calls French "cretins" or worse may be taken to court
Denis MacShane, a man held in low regard everywhere but in Croatia (Croats think he is important - no, really) has just called the French "cretins" or "assholes" depending on translation. Macshane speaks French fluently, and called the French euro-sceptics "neo-cons" which in French - apparently - amusingly translates int really a very rude insult, and MacShane knew it.
A French MP is - I am not joking - threatening to take him to court.
You can amuse yourselves by watching the news story on the BBC's Newsnight. Link below, it's about 26-7 minutes in.