Frenchmen are much more interested in women; Anglo-Saxon men are not, and this is a problem that needs analysis.’ Edith Cresson

Although I doubt that the term 'the English disease' originated with the comments by the French politician Edith Cresson, her coments about Anglo-Saxon culture certainly brought the term back into focus. Edith Cresson controversially suggested that one in four English men were homosexual on her prime ministerial visit to The United Kingdom in the late 1970s.