Politics

Videos: politicians get the last word

Article published on Nov. 13, 2008
Article published on Nov. 13, 2008
Brown and the crisis, Johnson versus Schwarzenegger and Berlusconi with John McCain - check out the lastest instalment with the best of Europe's politicians

Phonecall for Brown

The economic crisis has already become quite significant when Gordon Brown gives this press conference. Suddenly, his talk is interrupted by the sound of a journalist’s mobile phone. The prime minister, in a display of the best of British humour, lets loose, amongst laughter, ‘I don’t know if that’s another bank that has gone bankrupt’

Boris Johnson, unlikely mayor

The new mayor of London proves that you can succeed in politics despite all sorts of nonsense. Even before his success, he had become a comedic reference on the internet. For example, in this videoconference meeting with the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor says what everyone else is thinking: ‘He’s lost it, he doesn’t understand anything’

Hollande, ‘Ségolène Royal’s only flaw’

Asked about former French presidential candidate Ségolène Royal’s flaws on the Grand Journal de Canal + programme, politician Arnaud de Montebourg responds quite naturally that François Hollande, the former partner of Royal, is ‘Ségolène Royal’s only flaw’. For those that still doubt it, de Montebourg is part of the French socialist party led by - François Hollande

Berlusconi’s solutions

On this occasion, the Italian prime minister offers us his intense reflections on the current economic crisis. In response to a woman who wants advice on how to face the current difficulties, Berlusconi pulls this original and polemic suggestion out of his sleeve: marry a millionaire

American example

At the recent traditional dinner for White House correspondents, all the amusing speeches of the two candidates were collected together in a meeting for a good cause, a few days after their last televised debate. Can anyone imagine a European politician ironically contemplating their campaign just two weeks before the election?