EU referendum: Why would a French minister take part in ‘Project Fear’

French diplomacy: Workmen tear down makeshift shelters in the Calais ‘jungle’ [Image: Reuters].

It’s a good question, isn’t it? Why would a French minister carry out Project Fear-style scaremongering for David Cameron?

Can’t he be simply stating his country’s position in advance of the poll?

And how pleasant that Bernard Jenkin deigned to come out from whatever rock he has been living under to provide his opinion to the BBC!

After all, he was nowhere to be seen when called during Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday.

A French government minister has sparked a row by suggesting his country could end UK border controls in Calais if Britain leaves the EU.

Emmanuel Macron told the Financial Times his country could also limit access to the single market and try to tempt London’s bankers to relocate.

His comments come as David Cameron and Francois Hollande prepare for security and migration talks in France.

Leave campaigners dismissed the comments as “scaremongering”.

Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin said “propaganda” was “being produced by other European governments at the request of the prime minister to try to scare people away from voting to leave”.

Source: EU referendum: French minister sparks Calais UK border row – BBC News

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5 thoughts on “EU referendum: Why would a French minister take part in ‘Project Fear’

  1. Barry Davies

    The answer is simple, the agreement that there are french officials in Britain and british in France goes back 13 years and is a bilateral agreement nothing to do with the eussr whatsoever. However France realise that without Britain spending 10% of its GDP to prop up the corruption ridden democratically deficient would be empire, they would have to pay more and Frances Farmers would suffer, so it is in Frances rather than the UK’s benefit to keep us in.

  2. Harry

    All to be expected Mike; After all, the knitting together of “economic” blocs, despite minor setbacks has been proceeding apace since 1972, though we in Europe have seen the agenda for far longer. There appear to be six blocs in formation, which, upon “maturity” will doubtless be asked to join the Corporatist power grab “extraordinaire” (TTP & TTIP), which upon completion will form a global Corporate Governance. Brexit, or “Flexit) must not be permitted: And won’t be: If anyone believes this referendum will be run fairly I would surmise that they also believe in Father Xmas, and the Tooth fairy et al. America has electronic voting, where software can give the desired result (refer: Bush 42-2000), while good old Albions’ “variable (sic) is of course “Postal Voting”. Cynical I know, but Mike, after the last ‘referendum’ I spent a week tallying the votes among the people of my area and only two of the 51 people that I asked voted to stay in Europe, while 4 could not be bothered to vote, and a whacking 45 voted “NO”. Yet despite this sampling the GovCorp told us a whacking 72% voted to stay in the EU Soviet. I don’t believe a word of it. Too the Irish vote (twice: Ireland gave the wrong answer the first time): I still have the videos of Ballot boxes being removed from the place where votes were stored prior to counting (with ZERO security).

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      You don’t help your cause with all this nonsense about ‘GovCorp’ and ‘the EU Soviet’, you know.
      Some say the EU are a bunch of fascists, carrying on the Nazi agenda from WWII; some say its an enclave of Communists. It can’t be both!

  3. David Woods

    Given what the U.K financial system wilfully did to this country as far as I’m concerned the French can have them – Though we do need to help them pack – They still owe this country an awfull lot of money we haven’t yet seen despite their million pound bonuses (which continued on throughout)! Don’t want them leaving with it!

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