Martina Devlin: So, Sarkozy says 'non'? Well let's follow his lead
SO, we find ourselves entangled in a French knot. Our politicians seem powerless to unpick it, but ordinary people can show what we think of France playing politics with our recovery efforts.
I say we vote with our pockets, depleted though they are, and boycott the French connection. That means an unofficial freeze on buying their products: no more French wine or food, no more French perfume or cosmetics, no more French fashion.
This year, let's visit Florence instead of Paris, travelling with Samsonite luggage instead of Louis Vuitton. Try the Costa Blanca rather than the Cote d'Azur, with Nivea and not Ambre Solaire slathered on our pale Irish skin. Take the kids to Orlando instead of Disneyland Paris, and make sure everyone is wearing Adidas not Lacoste.