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the French Calais Mayor wants to discuss the agreement about Calais border Le Touquet

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RTKangaMummy Fri 24-Jun-16 16:23:13

Just announced on BBC

Le Touquet agreement

RTKangaMummy Fri 24-Jun-16 16:24:39

Sorry Treaty

Threepineapples Fri 24-Jun-16 16:34:08

Not really a surprise. She wanted to re-negotiate even if we stayed in.

Pangurban1 Fri 24-Jun-16 17:52:19

Not surprised about that, at all.

chantico Fri 24-Jun-16 17:53:55

No surprise. It was going to be renegotiated either way.

Mistigri Fri 24-Jun-16 20:36:19

This is no surprise (she's national front and wants to get rid of all those brown people camping on her patch. And she wants you to have them! So much for far right solidarity).

Fortunately for Britain, she has precisely zero say in the matter, and a remain vote would have kept things that way.

What's changed is that the French government may now, in the fullness of time, either decide that she is right, or decide that sacrificing the Le Touquet treaty is a worthwhile manoeuvre to head off the far right in France. If brexit happens (and Boris seems to have gone surprisingly cool on it) then I give Le Touquet a very short life expectancy.

BlunderWomansCat Sat 25-Jun-16 08:45:53

The French Economic Minister has said that France will end this agreement now we have voted out of the EU.
Ending this treaty will put the border back in Dover, rather than Calais and our police won't be able to check trains, lorries etc in France.

Mistigri Sat 25-Jun-16 09:49:56

The French Economic Minister has said that France will end this agreement now we have voted out of the EU.

Macron, the economics minister, said this several months ago and was immiediately contradicted by the minister under whose responsibility such a decision would actually fall.

I'm not saying it won't happen - if a "proper" brexit actually occurs (which I consider unlikely) then it will certainly happen eventually. But the idea that it's imminent, or that Macron or the Mayor of Calais have any power to make it happen, is just bollocks.

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