Top 10 scraps between the US and France
The latest spying revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden provoked a Transatlantic row this week between France and the US. But as our top ten gallery of US-Franco wrangles shows, the two countries have a rich history of going toe to toe with one another. What did we miss? Join the conversation by leaving a comment here.
10.’Lazy’ French workers . When French Industrial Development Minister Arnaud Montebourg wrote a letter in February to Maurice Taylor, CEO of US tyre giant Titan, asking if he would take over the Amiens Goodyear tyre plant, he got this response. “How stupid do you think we are? [French workers] get an hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three." Montebourg called Taylor an “extremist,” and Taylor slammed the "nutcases from a communist union.”
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