Je ne regrette pulling frogs’ leg

In reference to Iain Murray’s article “Frogs and snails and unPC tales” (MW October 21), I understand the French are by-and-large unhygenic animals who, let’s concede this, “get their way”.

I am not too surprised to find these arguments in The Sun but, as a regular (yet French) reader of your magazine, I found Murray’s scatological stereotypes of my country unacceptable.

May I add that under no circumstances would even the “worst” French newspapers write in those terms about the English – let alone professional journals.

I wonder whether that’s because they are “chic-er” than Marketing Week, or because they realise there’s always someone with greater insight ready to fill their column space.

Antoine Jeulain

London N7

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