François Fillon and the “stink bomb”

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François Fillon and the “stink bomb”


Une "boule puante", a "stink bomb", he shouted, when the respectable French politico-satyrical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné broke the news on Wednesday, 25 January: his British (Welsh, actually) wife Penelope Fillon has pocketed 600,000 in a few years, being paid half a million as his supposed parliamentary assistant, then another 100,000 from a right-wing leaning political magazine, Revue des Deux Mondes, for which she only wrote two short book reviews.
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