UK - Sovereignty intact despite French defence pact - Yahoo! News UK More bad news I'm afraid. It seems that we are now tied in with the French ....yet again! Anyone remember 1914? Or even 1940? Why Oh Why do we have this obsession with Europe.....especially the losers. Come to that why don't we just buy a modern version of the Panhard EBR75. Only the French could have come up with an armoured vehicle that had a crew of 4......two of which were drivers. One at the front for advance and another at the rear for retreat!