Macron is likely to be enraged after Jacob Rees-Mogg makes a hilarious dig at French cuisine.


Jacob Rees-Mogg’s hilarious jibe at French cooking is likely to enrage Macron.

JACOB REES-MOGG sneered at France today, joking that the country was safe for refugees – “except for those who don’t like garlic.”

The Leader of the Commons appeared to mock French culinary culture in remarks that are sure to cause a stir across the Channel.

As he faced calls to declare small boats crossing the English Channel a national emergency, he joked about their love of being heavy-handed with garlic.

Over 28,000 refugees risked their lives crossing the Dover Strait from France in 2021.

In November, 27 migrants drowned while attempting to cross the border in a small inflatable boat.

Conservative MP Jacob Young pressed ministers in the Commons to take action so that fewer migrants leave “France’s safe haven” for Britain and “no more lives are lost at sea needlessly.”

“I wonder how many times France has been called safe in this chamber over the centuries,” Mr Rees-Mogg responded, “but I think we can accept that it is safe for most refugees – except those who don’t like garlic, who may need to flee.”

“What has been going on in the Channel is appalling, and it should concern us all because it is being orchestrated by people smugglers.”

“It is led by evil people and has resulted in deaths; we must protect more lives from the most dangerous crossings and disrupt the criminal gangs’ business model of exploiting desperation.”

The potentially inflammatory comments follow a deterioration in relations between London and Paris over how to combat illegal border crossings.

Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron called Boris Johnson a “clown” over the issue.

He also sparked outrage by refusing to invite Home Secretary Priti Patel to a meeting on how to prevent future tragedies in the wake of the migrant deaths in November.

Mr Macron retaliated after Mr Johnson published a letter about the deaths on social media.

If the Prime Minister wants to talk to France about the issue, he said he needs to “get serious.”

“For my part, I continue to do that, as I do with all countries and all leaders,” said the President.

“When methods aren’t serious, I’m surprised.

“On these issues, we don’t communicate from one leader to the next.”

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