France attacks Britain's social policy

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PARIS (Reuter) - The French Finance Minister, Michel Sapin, attacked Britain's social policy yesterday, saying it was beginning to think like a Third World country.

His comments were made in response to John Major, who has dismissed France's charges that Britain was luring foreign investment by maintaining low pay and conditions.

The French Prime Minister, Pierre Beregovoy, said earlier that EC partners should work together to beat the economic crisis rather than try to attract investment from each other.