Stupidity is always with us

In sad times, there are always those who provide us with innocent diversion. Here’s the full text of a letter from one of our elected representatives to the Financial Review (subscription required

French are inherently treacherous

I agree with Gregory Viscusi (“US attacks on France ignore the facts”, AFR, March 25), that it is probably disingenuous to say France is against the war on Iraq purely on commercial grounds. After all, the French are inherently treacherous.

They betrayed Joan of Arc one of their greatest, who liberated France to the stake, and obviously they have not changed since 1431.

Julian McGauran ,

Senator, National Party, Victoria.