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UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson's proposition to build a road traffic bridge linking England and France, which he mooted at Thursday's summit meeting between the British and French governments, has been dismissed by industrial bodies and experts as impractical and unnecessary.
Both France and Britain have been accused of mismanaging the crisis in the hurricane-devastated Caribbean islands they administer, but there was a clear difference between the style of the visits to the region by France's president and Britain's foreign secretary.
Following French President François Hollande's warning that the UK must be given reduced access to the EU single market after leaving the bloc, British foreign minister Boris Johnson accused Hollande of wanting 'to administer punishment beatings to anybody who chooses to escape, rather in the manner of some sort of World War II movie'.
Jean-Marc Ayrault's remarks on Thursday referred to the campaigning of pro-Brexit leader and who has now been named British foreign secretary.
The surprise vote in Britain highlighted numerous fractures within British society, in particular between old and young voters. As Mediapart English's Michael Streeter reports, the referendum also persuaded many disgruntled and impoverished working class voters to vote for the first time in years – and punish the Establishment elites.
London mayor Boris Johnson made comment during visit to meet counterpart Anne Hidalgo, as she described 'healthy' rivalry between two cities.
London mayor Boris Johnson claims the huge French population in his city gives it the title, but some figures say otherwise.
Though known for his repeated “French bashing”, the London mayor was on surprisingly good behaviour during an interview in the French capital.