What a month it has turned out to be for France and its luckless President, Emmanuel Macron. 

First there was the submarines fiasco, widely perceived as both a national humiliation and a personal snub delivered by the Anglosphere to the President, who was kept in the dark throughout. The Cherbourg-based Naval Group that was to have benefitted from a €55bn deal to supply 12 diesel-electric submarines to the Australian Navy found itself