Who would imagine that in Europe there is a country where people can be prevented from travelling freely, can be assaulted, beaten up and have their vehicles burnt, attacked, damaged and ruined and whilst this happens, the police look on and laugh as they share jokes with the perpetrators.
If I said it was Russia, you'd probably expect it, but if I say it is France, an EU members state, a state which was supposedly born on the virtues of "liberte, egalite, fraternite", we can see again (like my last post) why so many people don't trust European institutions at any level.
Yes, because it seems in France local fishermen are allowed to close ports, ram British ships, attack crews and even attack British yachts with firebombs if they want to leave the ports. Meanwhile the French police look on and laugh.
Where are the MEP's who should be complaining about British boats being prevented from leaving French ports by local thugs ? Where are the British MP's who should be raising hell about the French Police looking on as British boats have been rammed or attacked with firebombs ? Where is our government when the rule of law is not being applied evenly to EU citizens in an EU state ? Do the guarantees on out passports mean anything ? Not in the EU it seems.
I await howls of derision and claims that I am xenophobic.