On the plane to the French Antilles, discussion turned to Segolene’s latest gaffe. She’d been duped by an impostor posing as the prime minister of Quebec into joking about the possibility of Corsican independence.
‘Vive l’Ecosse libre,’ quipped her close aide Patrick Menucci as I approached the group.
‘Well the latest polls show….’ I began, relating the rise of the Scottish National Party in opinion surveys ahead of the May elections to the Scottish parliament. But his eyes had already glazed over.