No, no, I didn't say 'a leg over' - do behave! - I said 'a leg up' because M. Fillon, that arch contradiction in terms being a French Thatcherite, or so it is reported, is about to have his collar felt by whatever the French is for 'the old Bill'! I know you will find this hard to believe but apparently he has been paying his wife and two kids some serious government wages for non-existent work. Perhaps that's what the French mean by 'existentialism', a term I have never understood!
Anyway, la merde has hit the fan and it looks as though he will be forced out of the coming election. All the rest are nonentities so that leaves an empty autoroute open for Mde. le Pen to become the President of France and to take her place by the side of 'St. Theresa of May'. I have it on good authority that 'Junck the Drunk' has ordered up a lorry-load of fine French cognac to soothe his fevered brow.