Who: Damian Green & David Cameron
"In February 2003, the UK and France signed an international treaty concerning the implementation of frontier controls at the sea ports of both countries on the Channel and North Sea.(1)
Damian Green, ex- tory minister stated: “Does anyone seriously imagine that they would continue to do this if we left the EU? Things are already difficult enough in Kent with the problems at Calais. It would be perverse to make these even worse thanks to a deliberate act of national policy, alienating our nearest neighbour and thereby tearing up an agreement which works much more to our advantage than theirs.” "(2)
David Cameron also recently repeated the same arguement.(3)
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THE CASE FOR A #FREEBRITAIN
"In fact, we have a bilateral agreement with France that establishes UK border checkpoints in the point of Calais which wouldn’t be affected if the UK left the EU. A bi-lateral agreement is a contract negotiated and agreed upon between two sovereign nation states in this case the United Kingdom and the French Republic.
The purpose of this draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Juxtaposed Controls) Order is to give effect to the treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the French Republic concerning the implementation of frontier controls at sea ports of both countries on the Channel and North Sea. The treaty was signed at Le Touquet."
Steven Woolfe MEP