By Tony Barber in Paris
The temperature of France’s presidential election debate shot up on Thursday night when Nicolas Sarkozy snapped at François Hollande that he was “a little slanderer”. Up to that point, Sarkozy had contented himself with the rather more tame accusation that Hollande was telling lies. But “a little slanderer” – that stood out.
Otherwise, the really striking feature of the debate, I thought, was how little the two candidates had to say about international affairs. Read more