A tale of dosh and France's complex reaction to money


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It was a curious affair. In the way it was staged, President Emmanuel Macron's comment about the “shedloads of dosh” the state spends on benefits came across like an edgy fly-on-the-wall documentary as he addressed the faithful. In fact it was no such thing. It was simply part of yet another official press release issued by the Élysée's PR team to glorify their leader's actions.