Well, of course the British press will respond to the gale of nonsense being pushed around by the Sarkozyites. The noise of discredited British "journalists", however, is nothing serious.
What this drivel from Paris means though, is that France under Sarkozy has indeed decided that the French national interest is best served by there being not a rival to France for the affections of Berlin. The problem is that the obviously conflicted nature of the British relationship with Europe is more attractive to Berlin than Sarkozy's obsessive lurve-fest for Germany.
Germany does not want a Federal Europe.
Germany has therefore not delivered what Paris wanted, but instead of hating the thing which you love, the French have decided that "if only Britain was not around, then Germany would love us and deliver a Federal Europe": hence this absurd "declaration of dislike" against the UK. Of course the UK is financially weak, and almost all the French say is true but... the UK doesn't have to function within the dysfunctional and unfunded Eurozone and France does. So, as France faces the loss of its AAA and the UK does not, there is an inevitable annoyance. Germany needs to stand up to the plate for France but won't, but meanwhile the UK can survive without German help, at least for a while.
I think the response from everyone across the Channel is... Tough.
Sarkozy will lose power in six months. His behaviour towards the UK has been outrageous, but never mind. France usually takes a while to recognise the value of a relationship across the Channel. So does Germany.
Anyhow the back pedaling on all sides after the inept British veto is already sidestepping the tantrum of the priapic and foolish French President. After his seeming triumph, he is discovering that every playground fight diminishes BOTH partners. So if the UK is weakened, which it is, then so is Sarkozy.
I am sure the French voters may have noticed.