President Hollande Warns of Dangers if UK Leave the EU

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President Hollande of France has issued a stark warning of the dangers of the UK leaving the European Union just hours after the French Minister for the Economy warned that the current border agreement could be changed.

Hollande said:

“There will be consequences if the UK is to leave the EU, there will be consequences in many areas, in the single market, in the financial trade, in development, in the economic development between our two countries. It doesn’t mean that everything will be destroyed, I don’t want to give you catastrophic scenarios, but there will be consequences”.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said:

“The best thing to do is to listen to the arguments, to listen to what people are saying, and to understand some of the risks and some of the uncertainties about leaving the European Union”.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London who supports Brexit, launched a fierce attack on French Ministers and said:

“It’s just the usual flapping and scaremongering”.