Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The French never cease to amaze me

Before my flight to Birmingham this morning I picked up three newspapers - one of my real pleasures when I'm travelling is reading as many as possible cover to cover! I know, I need to get out more!!

Today many features caught my attention, but my favourite was in the FT about France's wealthy - calling for the rich to be more heavily taxed to help the country out of recession. Those making the pledge total 16 and include Liliane Bettencourt (L'Oreal's heiress), Christophe de Margerie (head of Total and a member of the Tattinger family) and Maurice Levy (head of Publicis).

How very French, full of purpose and passion. And how refreshing that these prominent people have made such a pledge and come up with a solution to the massive issue of surviving the recession. 

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