WHAT a shabby, spiteful little trickster France’s pipsqueak President proved to be.
Macron acted like a clown over Brexit, insulting Britain for votes back home. That was the least of it.
We now know he rubbished our AstraZeneca jab — doing untold, utterly unjustified and deadly harm to its global reputation — while blackmailing us out of five million doses we’d bought.
He even refused to rule out cutting our Pfizer supply, despite it being needed in the spring to give second jabs to our must vulnerable and elderly people.
The PM focused on keeping the Pfizer flowing — and thankfully succeeded.
Yesterday a Macron aide threatened to cut the Channel Islands’ power in a tantrum over fish.
Macron withdrew his US and Australian ambassadors over the AUKUS submarines deal. No wonder the Aussies picked more reliable allies.
Much more of Macron and France will gain pariah status.
THE Sarah Everard inquiry must be a turning point for the safety of girls and women.
We welcome Priti Patel’s independent probe. But there will be little point if it ends, as so often, with sorrowful PR statements about “lessons being learned” before normal business resumes.
The nation needs to know how Wayne Couzens remained a Met cop despite his past. Even more crucially we need to end a wider culture where misogynistic or violent officers are hired and kept on.
The Met must accept its need to change — not issue ludicrous “guidance” that women frightened by a cop should leap on a passing bus.
That said, minor tweaks to recruitment processes won’t change very much. The aim should be a new zeal for police nationwide to end the abuse of women and make our streets safer.
The inquiry needs the scope to secure it.
Duff steer, Keir
IT made sense to allow a few EU truckers in if they can ease our supply problems.
Taking back control means regulating flows of migrants, not banning them.
Take-up so far is minimal. Fair enough.
But while only 27 EU drivers applying to drive our fuel trucks is a blow to Government hopes of securing 4,700 across the haulage industry, it is more embarrassing for Keir Starmer.
Because Labour’s leader said he would issue a staggering 100,000 such visas.
We know he’s a fan of mass migration. But he really didn’t think that one through.
JOYFUL news that the Afghan girl footballers The Sun highlighted WILL be rescued.
They will begin new lives here, free from Taliban tyranny, free to play footie.
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