READER NIRAJ AGARWALLA EMAILS: “Perhaps the time has come that we start boycotting French and German products and services. Nothing will show more displeasure than hitting them where it hurts most– in the pocketbook.”

Yes. We own two German cars, but I don’t think my next one will be German. (And it was never going to be French. I drove a Peugeot briefly — which is the main way anyone drives a Peugeot — and that was enough!)

I’ve already started buying Australian, Argentine and Chilean wines in preference to the French wines. They’re better, and cheaper, anyway.

Here’s a contact page for Volkswagen, and here’s one for Mercedes. And here’s one for Siemens. Just in case you want to let them know how you feel.