Many of France's public sector transport workers are on strike at the moment, and this has understandably caused problems for people commuting to work. Rail, metro and bus services have been disrupted, this article (http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,,2211128,00.html) in The Guardian explains, and "commuters across France were forced to hitchhike, cycle, walk or use children's scooters to get to work."

What about the humble car? Can it really be the case that more French people got to work by children's scooter than by car? If so, given the French proclivity for worker-led disruption, Renault, Peugeot and Citroen are in the wrong business. They should down those tools, shut down the panel stamping machinery and start making children's scooters. And if doesn't pan out then phone The Guardian to ask why.