France has accused Boris Johnson of trying to send the money for the migrant crisis to France and urged him to “take responsibility”.
After rejecting a request for a Franco-British agreement to return migrants crossing the canal, France’s interior minister today accused the prime minister of mockery and “peculiar” behavior.
Gerald Darmanin said relations between Britain and France were not “normal” at this time.
Yesterday, he lifted Johnson’s hopes for a speedy agreement to take migrants back, insisted that any agreement be reached with the whole of the EU, and accused him of exploiting the crisis for political purposes.
This morning, he renewed his criticism, tweeting: “When Mr Johnson says France must ‘take back its migrants’, that is what he is really asking for, for France