Friday, February 18, 2005

French Lessons in Cohabitation

The French government is desperately drawing up rules to discourage its members ripping off taxpayers in the matter of subsidised living space.

Earlier this week it emerged that Hervé Gaymard (a minister especially vehement about the need to make financial cuts), had installed himself in a taxpayer-funded, 600 square meter apartment near the Champs Elysée.

Now Prime Minister Raffarin is saying that space will be strictly allocated - 80 metres for a couple, plus 20 metres for each additional child.

Space allocation for political mistresses is still being calculated, we assume.
Le : Trois membres du gouvernement vont se plier aux nouvelles r?gles des logements de fonction

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