French President Sarkozy has no doubt committed a diplomatic gaffe in declaring (BBC here) quite so explicitly what most other people think, including of course one rather loud motorhead pundit. Sarko expressed his view that the recent temporary VAT rate cut 'has not worked'; well, it's true!
However can I just say it is refreshing to know that Gordon Brown's stellar reputation [not] is now a world-wide phenomenon and shared by a very wide variety of people. Including me. When's he going to realise the game is up and either call an election or step down to 'spend more time with his family'?