English should be banned in Brussels after Britain leaves, top French politician insists

Left-winger Melenchon, 64, said: “English can no longer be the third working language of the European parliament.”

And mayor of the French town of Beziers, Robert Menard, tweeted: “The English language is no longer legitimate in Brussels.”

  • Good.

    • Maybe they can all learn Icelandic or Dutch. Those are real handy, and used all over the world.

  • Brett_McS

    This is awesome!

    What’s the European for Schadenfreude?

    • Thanks will post that.

    • k2

      Well, he certainly received a warm reception, didn’t he? Arrogant elitists. Screw ’em.

      • ntt1

        yeah he seems to have touched a nerve,

  • Screw ’em. They don’t deserve the Queen’s English anyway – let them babble like monkeys in the trees.

  • ntt1

    It is to be expected, as they are, after all, french. Two millennia of antipathy cannot be eradicated with a treaty.

  • ed

    ” FOUTRE VOUS TWAT FRANCIES ” [ ed England ]

  • John

    The French can go screw themselves. Melanchon’s grand kids will be speaking Arabic

  • Linda1000

    The Europeans really need to give their overblown, egotistical fat heads a shake. Their attitude of class superiority is not just in the EU parliament in Brussels but it seems to be fairly common all over Europe and this is part of their problem with their pet immigrants or invaders not assimilating. I’m as anti-European as the Europeans are anti-Israel, anti-American and anti-British so the Euros can go take a flying leap into nowhere land.

    • WW3 will set things right in Europe.
      The shall receive what they deserve.
      Everything is moving into place.

      • Linda1000

        What are those wimps going to fight with? The French ran away in the last war I think. If the Germans stomp all over the rest of the countries, I don’t care this time around.

        • ed

          they didn`t run away ,they formed the vichy French government as a de-facto Nazi state

          • Linda1000

            Didn’t the French give up Paris in a day or so when the Germans marched in or were they collaborating for months with them. I remember reading about the great exodus from Paris as many people fled to the countryside.

          • ed

            the standing French government came to London with de-gaulle , the traitors set up the Vichy government [ there were many brave and true Frenchmen that gave their lives for france ]

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        As long as North American armies do not once again go over there.

  • Dana Garcia

    Wouldn’t German be more appropriate, given the big dog in the room?

  • GrimmCreeper

    There must be something in the genetic makeup of leftists that makes them want to ban everything.

  • Hard Little Machine

    One the largest budget items in the entire European Parliament is the massive cost of translations to and from dozens of languages they have to support. Like Air Traffic Control they should have standardized on ONE language.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Tower of Babel.

  • Justin St.Denis

    These European reactions serve to underline how Britain never was a “good fit” with “European” countries to begin with.

  • English is the language of the internet and aviation. Die, you fools. We don’t need you the way you need us.

  • Oracle9

    Regardless that English is the international language of business, technology and transportation, it fits the small-minded would-be totalitarian EU politboro to opt out, and use German, perhaps French and certainly, as John says below, Arabic.

  • Alain

    This isn’t the least bit surprising when you understand the French elite’s way of thinking. They long for the time when French was actually THE international language, like English is today. They find unacceptable that those days are long, long gone never to return. So all their chattering will change nothing, because, like it or not, English is the international language.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I like metric because it’s easier to work with.
      But, English is the most malleable and absorptive language on the planet.

      • Alain

        No problem with that, and by the way it isn’t French. But I am sure you already knew that.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Being too lazy to look it up why do they call it SI?
          And I thought Engrish was the international language.

  • Look – no one complained when the British were helping drive out the Germans.

  • simus1

    Banning the speaking of English within Brussels after BREXIT is good first step.
    The more useful second move would involve digging a fifty foot deep moat
    (Moaty McMoatface ?) around Brussels and dividing the rest of Belgium between Holland and France as the Lord intended.