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Article published the Sunday 26 September 2010 - Latest update : Sunday 26 September 2010

Slip of the tongue leaves Dati red faced

Rachida Dati.
Rachida Dati.
Reuters/Regis Duvignau


Former French justice minister and MP Rachida Dati made an unfortunate slip of the tongue on television on Sunday. When discussing the economy on Canal Plus, the UMP member for Île de France seemed to say fellation instead of inflation.

Dati, who is also mayor of Paris's seventh arrondissement, was attacking foreign investment firms who "only want one thing: profit" when she made the slip.

"Some demand profitability of 20 to 25 per cent even when there is hardly any fellation," she continued.

The website Le Post put the video online, where it attracted more than 50,000 views in two hours.

tags: France - French politics - Television