Public opinion is pretty much split on this one. A poll released Tuesday had 50 percent against & 45 percent in favor. The other 5 percent were probably out buying cheese. As a result the government is dithering. (Actually this is SOP for the French government.)
French President Nicholas Sarkozy is trying to figure out whether he should enforce the law on this one. (Why do I think only the French and maybe the Italians would have to debate this?) In addition to the fact that M. Sarkozy is already deeply unpopular among the workers
The risk of sending in the riot police when the next hostage-taking occurs is that, far from discouraging such acts, it could cause them to proliferate. Turning a blind eye carries risks as well. All four plants where bossnappings have occurred are foreign-owned, and the head of the CGPME employers’ group, which represents small and medium businesses, said foreign investors could be put off France.
Really I just think he’s in a bit of a tizzy because Michelle O. has totally eclipsed his pinup model wife for coolest first lady on the planet.
Surprisingly the Naples tourist authorities aren’t too happy about this.
“The only rubbish to be escaped from is Ryanair’s advertising,” said Marco di Lello, head of tourism at the regional government of Campania of which Naples is the capital.
The hook, the bait, the fish. I hope Ryanair’s PR people are sending Marco a thank you note.
They seem to have a lot of fun with advertising at Ryanair.
Earlier this year the discount flier ran an ad with a picture of French Prez Sarkozy and trophy wife Carla Bruni. A bubble above a photograph of the couple read: “With Ryanair, my whole family can come to my wedding.”
Actually the 60K Euro fine that a court ordered Ryanair to pay Bruni probably more than paid for any wedding festivities. (At current exchange rates 1 euro = roughly 1 trillion zillion dollars.)