Sarkozy bluntly told Cameron: "You have lost a good opportunity to shut up." He added: "We are sick of you criticising us and telling us what to do. You say you hate the euro and now you want to interfere in our meetings".
And in so doing, a Frenchman has done what at least ten million Englishmen would have loved to have done – to tell the Great Leader to shut up. How is it that the Kermits get all the fun?