FRANCE will "definitely" shut its UK border post in Calais because of Brexit, claims a key ally of the French presidential frontrunner Alain Juppe.
Arnaud Danjean was speaking to BBC Radio 4 when he began discussing the "uncomfortable consequence" of Britain leaving the European Union.
He said: "It's a consequence [of Brexit]. It's not a punishment. It's an uncomfortable consequence for Britain."
Mr Danjean, who is presidential frontrunner Mr Juppe's spokesman, added: "When it comes to border management, we will have to find a new agreement, definitely, because you can't make as if nothing has happened.
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"And we all know that the vote for Brexit was mainly expressed because of migration and immigration issues.
"So, it has an impact and we cannot continue like this.
"I cannot imagine a French politician and a French president telling people, 'Well, you know, the Brits have decided to leave but we have to enforce the border at our border'.
"This would be very hard to explain."
However Downing Street responded to the comments, telling the BBC that the 2003 Le Touquet treaty which led to the formation of the border will continue despite Brexit.
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