French boors

Political correctness and the campaign for diversity doesn’t appear to have made its way across the Channel yet, if recent events at the offices of French giant Gide Loyrette Nouel are any indication.

During a visit to London, one of the firm’s key leaders was dismayed to discover that none of his partners had rushed to sit next to him during a meeting.

However, he tactfully said this problem could be corrected if “two beautiful women” were to sit down on either side of him. Suggestions of entertainment venues for Gide on a postcard.