The right-winger pledged he would stand up for the 'silent majority' against the 'elite for whom everything is fine'
But his campaign team claim it was an off-hand comment
'The born leader was in reality a fragile seducer subjugated by his conquests, a fake tough guy permanently dependent on affection, an unhappy soul yearning to be loved, living under the domination of an empire of women'
'I would tell the British, you’ve gone out, but we have a new treaty on the table so you have an opportunity to vote again'
'There will be new attacks, there will be innocent victims,' leader says
Ex-French president, who intends to run for office again in 2017
'We just couldn't go home – there are people whose kids are hungry,' says Sofinee Harun
Two governments say co-operation will continue for "years to come" after French threats to move camp to British soil
Former President campaigning to be conservative candidate for next year's election
Diane James’ comments come as French presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkosy calls the burkini a ‘provocation’
The French consider religion a private matter - the country is officially secular
'Wearing a burkini is a political act, it's militant, a provocation'
The French conservative party leader has announced plans to step down as its head, paving the way to enter primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential elections
'Europe needs leadership, Europe needs to take initiatives, Europe needs new ideas'
Cour de Cassation ruling delivers crushing blow to Mr Sarkozy’s hopes of a return to power
Latest opinion poll puts former Prime Minister and foreign minister 18 points ahead of the ex-President