The French attitude of taking direct action against, for example, imports of British meat, is one that causes many British people offence.

The unilateral French ban on British Beef (now discontinued) was a clever abuse of the EU rules, where beef which was at least as safe as any other EU beef was banned from sale, thus helping the French farm industry and harming British farming.

The French history of colonialism in Asia, Africa and the Middle East has many incidents that have caused offence but time pressures mean they aren’t documented here (yet).