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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:01 AM Jun 2016

Calais Tells Britain: 'Take Back Your Border' [View all]

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."
Link here; if you read on, you find the national politicians override the local ones muriel_volestrangler Jun 2016 #1
Everything is now on the table, allowing a non-EU country have what is essentially a border inside OnDoutside Jun 2016 #2
I'm sure a few greased palms in Calais will solve this. JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2016 #3
It will certainly affect the Bosman & Kopack rules. There are ramifications that people still have OnDoutside Jun 2016 #4
The people who voted for Brexit would happily vote to close/fill the Chunnel. JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2016 #7
Funnily enough, one of my best friends owns a shop/bar in France, married to a French woman and was OnDoutside Jun 2016 #13
Stag do's and hen parties will be tragically short of booze auntpurl Jun 2016 #18
If you travel from Canada to the USA King_David Jun 2016 #15
Britain is still EU. roamer65 Jun 2016 #5
Yeah, but once you've asked for a divorce, LongtimeAZDem Jun 2016 #8
true dat TeamPooka Jun 2016 #9
The 3rd Greek bailout will be coming soon. roamer65 Jun 2016 #12
The French seem to want to live up to their reputation as a petulant people. FLPanhandle Jun 2016 #6
Anglo-French mutual resentment goes back centuries and the Brits were "petty" first here. TeamPooka Jun 2016 #10
Sweeping generalization much? truebrit71 Jun 2016 #14
Both sides have a "reputation". Turin_C3PO Jun 2016 #17
Well said, Madame Mayor: Surya Gayatri Jun 2016 #11
*Bane Voice* People of Britain... take control.... take control of your country! Initech Jun 2016 #16
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