Pedro Sanchez's scathing response to Ségolène Royal | EUROtoday

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QWho has not had the pleasure of tasting an Andalusian gazpacho, someplace on the banks of the Guadalquivir; who has not bitten, throughout a Madrid breakfast, right into a pan con tomate; and even savored, in Murcia, metropolis of tennis participant Carlos Alcaraz, a salad comprised of tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, paprika, olive oil and thyme, can’t perceive the storm brought on by Ségolène Royal within the land of Cervantes. By attacking, on BFMTV, the jewel within the Spanish crown, the tomato, the one which specialists name Antonina, so candy, so purple, so tasty, the previous presidential candidate dedicated a small outrage , a criminal offense of lèse-majesté.

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An nearly diplomatic affront because the fruit of Iberian gardens is taken into account a nationwide heritage, the equal of our baguette. According to Calamity Ségo, our Spanish cousins ​​tamper with their merchandise and don’t respect European guidelines. In different phrases, the farmers from throughout the Pyrenees are giving us unfair competitors.

READ ALSO The new fights of Ségolène RoyalBy repeating the anthem heard across the barbecues of our offended farmers, Miss Royal ignited the powder between Paris and Madrid. The matter went again to the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, in addition to to Emmanuel Macron, who didn’t want this mini diplomatic hearth between two pleasant international locations. “Have you tried the so-called natural Spanish tomatoes? It's inedible! » had recklessly launched our media adventurer, at all times in want of a punchline, in order that we always remember it.

In the identical column

The sentence logically went viral on social networks, which greedily threw themselves on the tomato from Andalusia or Extremadura, which had grow to be the enemy of French agricultural sovereignty. At the identical time, a couple of French farmers, remodeled into customs officers, brutally managed Iberian transporters, with a purpose to test if their merchandise was natural in title solely. Scandal in Spain. We are usually not touching the flagship of the Iberian nation. Result: a number of ministers are stepping as much as the plate, caramba!, to defend their queen of gardens, the one the Italians nickname “Golden Apple” (Pomodoro).

Invitation to style the “cursed fruit”

Immediately, Pedro Sanchez invitations Ségolène Royal to come back and style the “cursed fruit” on his land, as an indication of rest. But the harm is finished. The considerably informal clumsiness of Cyril Hanouna's columnist, undoubtedly carried away by her enthusiasm and her excessive style for preventing, will undoubtedly go away traces within the contract of solidarity and camaraderie between the 2 international locations of the Union .

READ ALSO Ségolène Royal, Cyril Hanouna's civics instructorSacred Miss Royal! Historians of vegatables and fruits will educate her that involuntarily, she hit the nail on the pinnacle along with her anti-Spanish media outburst. They will inform him that between our two international locations, there’s an outdated dispute across the tomato, initially from Mexico, then referred to as “tomalt” by the Aztecs. The conquistadors introduced it again from the Americas of their baggage. Curiously, most likely out of atavism, the French had been cautious of this purple fruit stuffed with pulp, which they thought of for a very long time to be toxic.

On the Spanish aspect, quite the opposite, the tomato was revered as a blessing from heaven. Nowadays, yearly within the Valencia area, on the finish of summer time, the tomato is widely known with big battles the place hundreds of members throw themselves right into a sea of ​​pressed tomatoes. A type of rejuvenating bathtub to face the chilly climate of winter. We don’t but know if the lady who dreamed of being head of the Nupes record, beneath the sponsorship of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, was invited to come back and take a dip on this big gazpacho. Or if the Spaniards throw crates… of tomatoes at him.