The Conservative leader is said to have made a remark about "hidden dwarfs" whilst discussing a photograph of himself and Mr Sarkozy, who is seven inches shorter than him.If it truly has put the Entente Cordialle in jeopardy, then quite possible it wasn't that strong to begin with?
The disclosure comes after it emerged that George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, also made a quip about the French president's stature at a conference hosted by The Spectator.
George Osborne's little joke about Nicolas Sarkozy puts entente cordiale in jeopardy Mr Sarkozy, who is 5ft 5in, is understood to have made an official complaint to the British government after Mr Osborne made a show of removing a stool from behind the lectern at which he was about to speak and joked it was the "Sarkozy box".
The jokes, made within three days of each other, led to French officials approaching their British counterparts about it, according to a claim made on BBC 2's Newsnight.
They claimed that Mr Osborne and Mr Cameron had "failed to show sufficient respect" for the French head of state, who is notoriously sensitive about his