The Daily Express joined Brexiteers at Parliament Square last night and spoke with former Brexit Party MEPs as well as many members of the public. Metthieu, 30, who is a GP in France was holding a massive sign calling for Frexit. Metthieu told Express.co.uk that Brexit showed it is possible to leave the EU.
He said: “It is possible to leave the EU!
“I want to send this message to French people.”
Brexit celebrations broke out across Parliament Square as Britain officially left the European Union when the clocks struck 11pm last night.
Hundreds of Leave supporters had piled into Parliament Square to count down to the historic moment that ends 47 years of British membership of the EU.
France is one of many countries where euroscepticism has been on the march in recent years, headed by the leader of right-wing nationalist party – National Rally – previously known as the National Front.
Marine Le Pen has become one of the most prominent critics of the EU and was therefore delighted to see Britain vote to leave the bloc in 2016’s referendum.
Following the referendum, Ms Le Pen hailed the result and her party ramped up talk of France making its own departure from the EU.
She said: “Victory for Freedom! As I have been asking for years, we must now have the same referendum in France and EU countries.
She eventually lost out to Emmanuel Macron and has subsequently curved her anti-EU rhetoric in recent years.
She said in April 2019: “We have made changes in the last two years. The situation of isolation that we had in Europe is now over.
“We didn’t have much choice: either we had to submit to the EU or we had to leave it. But now we have allies.”
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