Le PM parle le français
Yesterday I came across a video on YouTube of Tony Blair congratulating Nicolas Sarkozy, in French, for his victory in the recent French presidential election. I didn’t know that old Tony could speak any other language other than English, but he seems to speak French pretty fluently, with quite an English accent.
He starts the video with the following:
Bonjour à tous. J’ai décidé de me risquer à vous adresser ce message en français, ce qui est peut-être une bien mauvaise idée.
This suggests that he isn’t entirely confident about his French abilities, or maybe he’s just being modest.
I wonder if Tony actually speaks French when on official visits to France or other French-speaking countries. Or does he use interpreters.