'We want that success!' Beaune trashing of UK 'failures' torn apart as Frexit calls surge


Mr Beaune, a known close aide of French President Emmanuel Macron, has continued to launch several scathing attacks against Britain. The Brexit critic has repeatedly claimed the UK is now significantly worse off as a result of leaving the EU. He has also fired several outbursts towards the UK Government as the row over the granting of licenses to French small fishing boats to operate in British territorial waters erupts.

But the French Europe minister has taken yet another huge swipe at Brexit Brtiain, questioning its success and claiming there are “more economic hardships and shortages than anywhere in Europe”.

Mr Baune also claimed the “British technique” of hitting France and the EU “aims to hide the failures of Britain”.

The Brexit critic posted a video on Twitter of an interview he conducted with French news channel La Chaîne Info (LCI).

He tweeted alongside this: “Brexit, what success? In the UK, there are more economic hardships and shortages than anywhere in Europe.

“The British technique of hitting France and the EU aims to hide the failures of Brexit.”

But the comments have sparked a furious backlash from a leading Frexiteer, who has once again renewed his campaign for France to leave the EU.

Generation Frexit President Charles-Henri Gallois tweeted his reply to his 19.3k followers, saying: “The #Brexit, wage increases of 8.8 percent.

“We would like such a success in France.”

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The firm has been at the centre of a bitter row with Dutch authorities over the country’s 15 percent dividend withholding tax on some of its shares, which makes them less attractive for investors.

The new single structure with all shares under British law means none of its shares would be under this tax and will also enable the oil giant to quickly strike sale and acquisition deals.

Frexit campaigner Mr Gallois, listing the four major areas Project Fear was wrong, told Express.co.uk: “I have been thinking that Britain was correct to leave since day one.

“It shows that Project Fear was wrong on everything. Wrong on unemployment, wrong on the growth, wrong on investments, wrong on the pound value.

“Actually, if you look at the IMF predictions, the UK will do better than the Eurozone.”

Earlier this year, consumer goods giant Unilever announced it would be ditching its joint Anglo-Dutch corporate structure in favour of establishing one company in the UK, adding the decision would provide it with “greater strategic flexibility”.

Mr Gallois added: “Unilever and Shell are quite particular as they were from the Netherlands and the UK. They have chosen the UK.

“I don’t see a French or German company moving its HQ to the UK.

“But it shows the attractiveness and the post-Brexit UK.

“You don’t have to tie to EU rules anymore. Maybe more American and Asian firms will choose the UK to host their European hub as you have a good trade deal agreement with the EU.”



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