The Frenchies really have got their pantaloons in a twist over Eurostar's decision to buy German trains.
This Gallic gem courtesy of Reuters...
"The decision Eurostar took is null and void," French Transport Minister Dominique Bussereau said on LCI television on Thursday.
"Since the beginning we have told the management of Eurotunnel GETH.PA, which manages the tunnel, and Eurostar, which operates it ... that material other than Alstom material cannot be used," Bussereau said.
Hmmm... material other than Alstom material cannot be used?
Liberté, égalité, fraternité - my arse!
UPDATE: @Captain_Deltic notes, via Twitter...
Note that Alstom 'material' in the Reuters quote should be read as 'rolling stock' (materiel roulante).