Macron warning: French President told he has ‘overplayed his hand’ on UK travel ban

Emmanuel Macron has 'overplayed his hand' says Richard Tice

The French President implemented a travel ban on Britain following the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19 in the UK. Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham that President Macron’s decision was utter madness in a furious attack on the EU leader. 

Mr Graham said regarding the French President:  “This guy got coronavirus, it is the ultimate irony.”

Mr Tice replied: “You could not make this stuff up, I think he has slightly overplayed his hand.

“It has caused a huge amount of angst and it is totally unnecessary.

“Lorry drivers spend so many hours on their own and you easily give them a quick test when they get to the port.

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“You can deal with all this stuff, it is what I call a ‘can do make this happen type attitude.

As opposed to this bureaucratic dogma that stifles innovation and productivity, it is utter madness.”

The outrage at France’s cargo ban on the UK was also shared by Craig Mackinlay.

The Conservative MP unleashed a scathing attack on France for implementing an “intentional blockade” on Britain.

France accused of 'blockade' on freight by Craig Mackinlay

The Tory MP for South Thanet told the BBC that the UK is being punished for having an advanced scientific community that can detect changes in the coronavirus. 

He said: “This needs to be resolved very quickly, you cannot help but feel this is an intentional blockade by France.

“I can understand their concerns about the new variant of the virus but it is strange isn’t it?

“Because we have an advanced scientific community that has mapped out this variant, we are almost getting blamed for it.

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“Whereas there are other countries around the world where I am sure there are variant strains but because they do not have the scientific community who can actually identify them people are blissfully unaware.”

Mr Mackinlay added: “Testing has got to be the way forward to satisfy the French that lorry drivers are clean.

“Lorry drivers tend to stay close to their trucks if not living in the trucks and they have not been mixing they have not been in the pubs.

“I find it hard to believe that they are infectious.”

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