Will the Emperor of Excess bankrupt France? Sarkozy has a £300m jet (with its own baguette oven). Corruption is rampant. And the majority of the French are on the state payroll

* His Airbus A330 has a specially-raised presidential chair enabling the 5ft 5ins President to look down on his officials from on high
* ’Throughout his presidency, he — and his Government — have been involved in staggering levels of profligacy’ Läs mer