Seeing as Jacques Chirac has seen fit to haul up the old clichés (pardon my French) about terrible British food and mad cows, is it acceptable to have a go at the nation of cheese-eating surrender monkeys over which he presides? To mention their questionable personal hygiene, hopeless military record (How many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris? Nobody knows, it's never been tried. Boom! Boom!), bad manners, arrogance and lazy, inefficient, highly unionised work force?
No? Oh, OK then.