London-based recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, which specialises in the banking sector, has seen a 51 per cent rise in French-language applicants in recent months, compared with the same period of 2011.
“There is a definite spike in French-speaking candidates,” said managing director Jonathan Nicholson.
“We have not seen similar increases in candidates from other countries, so it may well be connected to May’s change in government in France.”
Surveys from TotalJobs.com have found 42 per cent of French workers are willing to move to the UK.
After praising Hollande as the great alternative in Europe and his plan to oppose austerity, Miliband’s socialist opposite is experiencing difficult economic problems. On the weekend, Hollande vowed to maintain Sarkozy’s cuts (abandoning his promise to reverse them), but a greater humiliation occurred: the predicted exodus of French wealth creators has occurred.
It is likely declining tax revenues will have to be filled with greater budget cuts. Ed Balls predicted that and was reluctant to give overt public support for Hollande’s economic stragety; Ed Miliband, on the other, didn’t. He not only publicly backed him, but flew to France for a summit on youth unemployment – which outcomes have been abandoned after a declining fiscal situation. French socialists have realised that money does not grow on trees….
But it gets even worse: As I wrote a few weeks ago, his ratings have collapsed after the first 100 days in office….