Farage: We Must Stand Up To Brexit BLACKMAIL From Macron!
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has hit out at French President Emmanuel Macron, accusing him of “blackmailing and bullying” Britain to get more Calais funds.
Macron is expected to tell Theresa May in his UK visit on Thursday that he will only sign a Brexit deal if she is willing to take more so-called ‘refugees’ from the Calais “Jungle” camp.
Mr Farage told his LBC listeners last night that the UK has to say “enough is enough” and stand up to the bullying from Macron & the EU.
He said: “This guy is blackmailing us and we should stand up to behaviour like this.
“France has a trade surplus with the UK of £12billion. Why on earth would you choose to make this more difficult? Why would they want the French border back?”
A French government official said: “We’re still negotiating. There is back and forth. Nothing is locked in yet.
“The British have shaken on nothing but there’s a lot of pressure on them. Our understanding is that they will pay more.
“The question is how much and for what. We’re talking tens of millions of euros.”