DOMINIC LAWSON: Why it's hard not to gloat at the travails of the strutting French president who called Brexiteers liars | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


DOMINIC LAWSON: Why it's hard not to gloat at the travails of the strutting French president who called Brexiteers liars

We mustn't gloat about the public uprising in Paris. Some of it has involved setting fire to buildings. And there are some pretty unpleasant types among the demonstrators.

But when I consider how much of a blow this might be to President Macron's plans to exploit Brexit at the UK's expense, I can't help but feel a frisson of schadenfreude.

Macron, a former banker, had set out to persuade the British financial sector to move en masse from London to Paris, partly on the argument that the French capital would be a much more congenial place to live, after the City of London had been cut out of the regulatory embrace and privileges of the European single market.

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