Brexit lessons to be learned in France, says former EU Commissioner

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Brexit lessons to be learned in France, says former EU Commissioner

The former European Commissioner stated that there are lessons to be learned from Brexit and that it would be wrong to dismiss Britain's decision to leave the EU simply as an act of populism. He also acknowledged that Britons felt abandoned by the EU as citizens of other European nations are concerned with EU-related issues, including uncontrolled immigration.

According to a French journalist Jean-S bastien Ferjou for Atlantico, Britons expressed a feeling of abandonment, of not being protected by Europe, of no more proper public services, no more factories for young people, or of being subject to uncontrolled immigration by voting for Brexit. These British concerns exist in Europe and in France. He said that we must listen to them, listen to them and respond to them. Barnier is running to be elected the next President of France. He said that his understanding of what led to Brexit will help him lead France and to prevent a future Frexit. Barnier stated that he is first and foremost a French patriot and that a number of issues, including immigration policy, national security and economic recoveries, should be dealt with on a national rather than European level. He said that there are issues that we must deal with ourselves because no one will come and deal with them for us. But others should be dealt with cooperatively in order to prevent France from being dominated and subcontracted to the Americans and the Chinese Despite his close ties to the EU, Mr Barnier has argued in his presidential election campaign that certain powers should be handed back from Brussels to Paris. Puppy dies from 'worst case of poisoning' vets had seen REPORT Meghan s lobbying ramps up Top aide working behind the scenes REVEAL Whatever possessed BBC to screen Princes and the Press? In September, he told The Guardian: "Are there a redefinition between the national and European levels is what I want to do in France." He also noted that the current President Emmanuel Macron has not led France in the right way. He was particularly critical of the manner in which Mr Macron has pursued his international relations, appearing to be giving lessons to other world leaders.