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Of course the French are finding this all a bit odd. And of course they see right through it to the three things that are really at issue: 1) the default stance of the British is to make fun of the French, and it always goes down well; 2) the paper is merely echoing its owner Murdoch's public stance and; 3) it's a big publicity coup, with other newspapers around the world reporting on it.

The French press:,5987,3230--310176-,00.html