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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:01 AM

Calais Tells Britain: 'Take Back Your Border'

Here is the frontline of what the British far Right were complaining about, starting to come back to bite them in the arse.

French politicians are demanding that Britain takes back its border after voting to leave the European Union.

The Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart said an immigration deal which allows Britain to check passports in France, preventing migrants from crossing the Channel, should be renegotiated.

Ms Bouchart told French broadcaster BFM TV: "The British must take on the consequences of their choice.

"We are in a strong position to push, to press this request for a review and we are asking the President to bring his weight (to the issue).

"We must put everything on the table and there must be an element of division, of sharing."

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Reply Calais Tells Britain: 'Take Back Your Border' (Original post)
OnDoutside Jun 2016 OP
muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #1
OnDoutside Jun 2016 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2016 #3
OnDoutside Jun 2016 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2016 #7
OnDoutside Jun 2016 #13
auntpurl Jun 2016 #18
King_David Jun 2016 #15
roamer65 Jun 2016 #5
LongtimeAZDem Jun 2016 #8
TeamPooka Jun 2016 #9
roamer65 Jun 2016 #12
FLPanhandle Jun 2016 #6
TeamPooka Jun 2016 #10
truebrit71 Jun 2016 #14
Turin_C3PO Jun 2016 #17
Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #11
Initech Jun 2016 #16

Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:25 AM

1. Link here; if you read on, you find the national politicians override the local ones

http://news.sky.com/story/1717209/calais-tells-britain-take-back-your-border

However, those remarks have now been contradicted by the French government.

Speaking after the referendum result, French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said bilateral immigration treaties between Britain and France will not be affected by the Brexit.

"On the question of immigration, to be clear, British exit from the European Union will not lead to changes in terms of immigration treaties with United Kingdom... These are bilateral treaties," he said.

Or see:

The French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault dismissed outright any calls for renegotiation of the Le Touquet accord. “Would that also mean putting in place boats for people who otherwise risk drowning? I think we should be serious,” he said in a TV interview.

Ayrault said other bilateral immigration treaties would also remain in place. He said additional important agreements between France and Britain, such as the 2010 Lancaster House defence and security treaties, would also be maintained.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2016/jun/25/brexit-live-emergency-meetings-eu-uk-leave-vote?page=with:block-576e3169e4b0f43038109bfa#block-576e3169e4b0f43038109bfa

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:38 AM

2. Everything is now on the table, allowing a non-EU country have what is essentially a border inside

an EU country will be an issue. Ayrault can say what he wants now.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:39 AM

3. I'm sure a few greased palms in Calais will solve this.

As I remember, the U.S. has a "border" inside an airport in Bahamas. Immigration and customs not necessary on arrival in Miami.

The big impact might be the end of unchecked travel for drunken soccer hooligans. This could seriously impact the coffers of FIFA.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 11:15 AM

4. It will certainly affect the Bosman & Kopack rules. There are ramifications that people still have

not thought about. The people of Calais are completely fed up of the immigrant situation that lands on their doorstep, they would be delighted to let them through to the UK.

p.s. there is a US border in Shannon and Dublin airports, in Ireland.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 01:52 PM

7. The people who voted for Brexit would happily vote to close/fill the Chunnel.

They're not the elites who buy second homes in northern France.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:21 PM

13. Funnily enough, one of my best friends owns a shop/bar in France, married to a French woman and was

a Leave supporter....utterly bizarre ! Went on about all the laws an unaccountable EU parliament were passing "against them". This would "take back their country".

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 04:37 AM

18. Stag do's and hen parties will be tragically short of booze

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:50 PM

15. If you travel from Canada to the USA

You cross the border into the USA with US customs within the Canadian airport.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 11:42 AM

5. Britain is still EU.

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has not been invoked yet. The French have to honor their agreement in the meantime. Period.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 02:49 PM

8. Yeah, but once you've asked for a divorce,

don't expect your spouse to be nice to you.

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 02:54 PM

9. true dat

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:25 PM

12. The 3rd Greek bailout will be coming soon.

All of this will take backseat to that never ending crisis in a few months.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 11:44 AM

6. The French seem to want to live up to their reputation as a petulant people.

How petty.



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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 02:55 PM

10. Anglo-French mutual resentment goes back centuries and the Brits were "petty" first here.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:34 PM

14. Sweeping generalization much?

 



Americans seem to want to live up to their reputation as an ignorant people.

See how that works?


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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:04 AM

17. Both sides have a "reputation".

Britain is far from innocent in the "petulant" category. .

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:08 PM

11. Well said, Madame Mayor:

 

Ms Bouchart told French broadcaster BFM TV: "The British must take on the consequences of their choice.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:42 PM

16. *Bane Voice* People of Britain... take control.... take control of your country!

And only one of you has the trigger!!

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