Emmanuel Macron? "Ye shall know him by his fruits!"​ (with apologies to Matthew)

Emmanuel Macron? "Ye shall know him by his fruits!"​ (with apologies to Matthew)

M.Badjily, has good reason to be upset: at least 42 per cent of Val d’Isere’s customers are British.

The French economy is in trouble, French cities are seething with discontent and racial tension, and French waters have run out of fish. Rather than seek a way forward, Macron has chosen to blame Brexit. Having taken that line, he has to be seen to punish the British, with threats of cutting off energy supplies to Jersey, a British self-governing dependency that France has long coveted.

Macron appears, however, to have failed in his bid to escalate his spat with the UK not as a bilateral issue for the nations but an EU issue.


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