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Sarko found on M'luds 'jerk' list

FRENCH judges are in hot water after it emerged that they have a "wall of jerks" with names and photos of high-profile figures, including ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Photographs of leading right-wing politicians, journalists, TV news presenters and intellectuals were found hanging on the wall in the headquarters of the country's largest judges' union.

Some had disparaging comments, such as Brice Hortefeux, Sarkozy's former interior minister, nicknamed "The man of Vichy", a reference to France's wartime collaborationist regime.

Judges who are members of Syndicat de la Magistrature union, were invited to add to the list with the proviso: "Before adding a jerk, make sure he's not already there."