France: Elysée guards threaten strike as un-stylish body armour, machine guns make working conditions intolerable

New French Uniforms

Proposed new uniform for Elysée guards

Elysée guards ‘sick of heavy and sweaty gear’

Members of the nearly 200-strong contingent of presidential guards say heavy machine guns are leaving them in pain and sweaty bullet proof vests are resulting in spotty skin – basically making their working conditions “intolerable” in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, a report has claimed.

According to reports in France on Wednesday the officers have logged complaints about their working conditions and are reportedly mulling possible strike action.


  • Petey

    Ha! They should be made to wear red high heels, too.

  • Millie_Woods

    Usually they wait for the war to get under way before starting ‘strike action’.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Nous demandez les poofy shoulderes et les fabulousment sash de silk!

    • no4

      Something like this, perhaps?

    • That’s so Gay!

      • Uncle_Waspy

        Monsieur Chat…Voilà pourquoi l’endroit est appelé Gay Paris!

  • Martin B

    So the only thing standing between the Republic and mobs of murderous Mohammedans is a pack of whimpering faggots. Come back Louis XVI, all is forgiven…

  • Clink9

    I think the new uniform looks fabulous.

  • Jabberwokk

    Hahahahaha………..Oh your serious.

    Pffffbtttt HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

  • Edubeat

    Looks just like Sir Benjamin Levin’s outfit for this year’s Gay Pride parade

  • Una Salus

    Now I know why France has always relied on the Foreign Legion.

  • Clausewitz

    Makes me think of this. The tag line is at 2:39.