- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Tom Fletcher, Mr Brown’s private secretary, recalls Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, telling the prime minister at the height of the crisis: “You know, Gordon, I should not like you. You are Scottish, we have nothing in common and you are an economist. But somehow, Gordon, I love you.” Mr Sarkozy hastily added: “But not in a sexual way.”
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
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