On the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square the statue of a giant cockerel stands proud in its bright blue plumage. It is the work of a German artist, but the joke among bloggers on the Twitter feed of Axelle Lemaire, recently elected France's first member of parliament for northern Europe, is that le coq was put there by a French patriot – a symbol of the république in the heart of the UK, defiantly sharing a stage with Nelson's column.
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