France’s Alain Juppé offers Britain hope beyond Brexit

Right-wing presidential contender who is favourite in polls to win 2017 election seeks quick ‘divorce’ but says UK should not be ‘punished'.

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Alain Juppé, the frontrunner in the race for the French centre-right presidential nomination, has reached out to a post-Brexit Britain, suggesting that restrictions on free movement of people should be up for negotiation as he pressed the UK to quickly start “divorce” proceedings, reports the Financial Times.