UK and France fallout was 'inevitable' says Bonnell
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French MP Bruno Bonnell, while speaking on GB News, insisted that it was predictable that rows between the UK and France would continue to occur post-Brexit. He claimed there were many issues both countries were disagreeing on such as fishing and energy. However, he complained that the Brexit deal was constantly being renegotiated by Boris Johnson and his Government when both sides initially agreed to it.
Mr Bonnell also accused Boris Johnson about lying about Brexit to the public and smirked as he claimed the Prime Minister would find out how one-sided Brexit was.
Mr Bonnell said: “A fallout between the UK and France was unfortunately predictable.
“This is after so many lies told to the UK people about Brexit.
“We knew that it would be a problem and we knew it would not end discussions about some issues.
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“Remember we were scared of a no-deal Brexit.
“Finally we got a deal and now this deal is endlessly renegotiated by the UK authorities.”
Mr Bonnell then attacked Boris Johnson directly for his stance on where relations with France are.
He said: “Boris Johnson has been laughing and lying constantly about Brexit.
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“He is now putting into action the fact that this Brexit is just one-sided.
“The people are trying to do some arm wrestling regarding this contract that was definitely set and now the rules are changing.”
Mr Bonnell also reflected on France’s threat to cut power to the UK due to the fishing row.
He insisted the UK needed to behave like an ally and complained about the AUKUS deal as well and accused the UK of “bluffing” regarding concerns over the Northern Ireland protocol.
He said: “Talking about allies, I hope that the UK and French relationship is not damaged.
“On our side, there is no damage here but we see at a political level, at Government level, that there are many issues.
“The last one being the big deal with the submarine and Australia, AUKUS and so on.
“So talking about allies is always about trying to remain friends, something we really want and facing the situation.
“This is when the Governments are trying to take the most out of the Brexit deal.
“Which we disagree on, what is next? Is it the Irish border, what is the next step of this endless bluff?”
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