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‘No immigration for five years’: Ex-EU negotiator Barnier’s bid for French presidency is straight from the Brexit playbook

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There is clearly no chance that lofty, self-regarding political careerist Michel Barnier, the former EU chief negotiator on Brexit, will ever understand the sweet, sweet irony of the shameful politicking behind his bid to become president of France.

The 70-year-old former minister under Presidents Chirac and Sarkozy, who spent nearly five years of his life orchestrating the departure of Britain from the EU – detailed in his newly-released book, La Grande Illusion – has surprised many with his suggestion that France should consider a five-year ban on non-EU immigration.

Does he not realise that if the EU had given Britain such an option five years ago, then Brexit would never have happened?

Had that been on the table at the time, PM David Cameron would have returned from Brussels in February of 2016 with an offer that far exceeded the relatively unambitious demands he put before the European Council – which it........

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