Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly said that his successor, President François Hollande, "looks totally ridiculous" as he seemingly emerges from his mistress's apartment wearing a motorbike helmet - and has gloated about how well in comparison he handled his blossoming relationship with Carla Bruni. Read more >>
The cartoon by Bob from the Daily Telegraph shows Sarkozy and Hollande holding the hands of their respective girlfriends, Carla Bruni (now Sarkozy's wife) and Julie Gayet. Sarkozy points at Hollande and says "Ridiculous, non?"
The French word "non" (= no) is used here as a question tag. So the English translation would be something like "Ridiculous, isn't it?" The joke is that Sarkozy and Hollande, who are both short and not exactly blessed with George Clooney's looks, appear equally ridiculous with their taller, more glamorous companions, so Sarkozy should be more careful about what he says. People who live in glass houses ...