Voltaire found refuge in England; so did Karl Marx and General de Gaulle. Now, the British Prime Minister David Cameron has invited French businesses that want to save their companies from rising taxes to relocate to Britain.
Figaro (June 19) is greatly displeased. “President François Hollande should bolster competitiveness at home instead of chasing businesses out of the country with a disastrous tax cocktail…. He prides himself on having placed growth and jobs at the centre of his project. But he has forgotten one basic rule: it is the businesses, and they alone, that will allow him to achieve his goal.”