Ah the french. You have to love them for their good food, fine wines, flair for disdain, and generally snooking two-fingers to authority that we (the down-trodden and oppressed) in the uk look on, admire and applaud, or would do if we had any sense.
Especially when it comes to defending their rights. What a difference a revolution makes.
Although looking at the usa, we could be forgiven for not being able to put our finger on the precise moment their happy days started to derail.