DOMINIQUE Strauss-Kahn has used his first appearance in French parliament since his sex scandal disgrace to mock President Francois Hollande.
The ex-IMF chief's attack on his fellow Socialist follows a dispute over whether he should have been barred from the senate – where he was present in his capacity as an economic expert – on "moral grounds".
Alluding to a 2012 speech by Mr Hollande, Mr Strauss-Kahn said: "To blame finance for the economic disaster we're going through...is ...as relevant as blaming the car industry for the number of deaths on the road."
Mr Strauss-Kahn was widely tipped to beat Mr Hollande in party presidential primaries before the scandal, in which he was accused then cleared of raping a New York hotel maid, as well as being the subject of other sexual accusations. (©Daily Telegraph, London)