First it was the European Constitution, rejected because France could not get its act together. Now it seems like enlargement is likely to meet a similar fate, with French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy refusing to grant the Republic of Macedonia candidate status – see this article. Blazy’s reason: because the rules on whether the EU can accept more members are not clear! And who is responsible for that, Mr Douste-Blazy? Would that be – oh – the French for messing up the Treaty of Nice with long late night wrangles over voting weights? Or the French that rejected the European Constitution? Or – shock horror – the French who have made next to no effort to explain to their population about the beneift of enlargement? 2007 cannot come soon enough to get rid of this unpleasant and rotten administration in a country at the ‘heart'(?) of Europe!
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At least there *is* a ferry.
You forgot about Seabourne Freight that had no ferries, Michael?
I am not sure - given their grotesque mishandling of the provision of future ferry services - that this is a profitable line for the SNP - https://www.thenational.scot/news/18636758.ferry-row-chancellor-rishi-sunak-makes-trip-isle-bute/
The problem for the Home Secretary and keen backer of Brexit is that the end of EU law means the lack of facility to return migrants to France. Taking back control means just that - cutting off cooperation mechanisms with other states. Better get used to it. https://twitter.com/pritipatel/status/1291713938355347456
We also need the cooperation of the French to intercept boats and return migrants back to France.
I know that when the British people say they want to take back control of our borders – this is exactly what they mean.