London Mayor mocks France

Mocking the French government for asking steel giant ArcelorMittal to leave France, London Mayor Boris Johnson, who is on a visit here, today said "sans-culottes"(working class militants) "appear to have captured" Paris.

Describing a 115-metre ArcelorMittal steel tower - Orbit at the Olympics Park in London as fusion of friendship between India and UK, Johnson said, "I say this on a day when I picked up a newspaper and I see sans-culottes appear to have captured the government of Paris and a French Minister has been so eccentric as to call for a massive investor to depart". The Mayor was speaking to Indian industry leaders.

Sans-culottes were the radical left-wing urban working class who dominated France during the French Revolution of 1789.

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