The French budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac does not appear to like doing things the easy way. The minister, under fire for the Mediapart revelation that he held an undisclosed account at Swiss bank UBS until February 2010, is now preparing what seems to be a complex defence manoeuvre. On his own blog the minister, who continues to deny having had a Swiss back account, has explained that he has asked his lawyer to get from UBS “negative confirmation” about the account. In other words, a statement from the bank that he has never held an account at that establishment.
By doing this the minister who, aided by the spin doctor Stéphane Fouks and public relations agency Havas Worlwide/EuroRSCG has for the past two weeks conducted a concerted PR defence, is hoping to reduce some of the growing pressure on him. Several media outlets have recently pointed out that ...
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