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New French president Emmanuel Macron is vying for the relocation of businesses out of the City of London and in to Paris after Britain finally unshackles itself from the bloc in 2019.
So much so, French diplomats have said they are “rolling out a tricolour carpet” to get back the French people who moved to London.
One official said: “You’ve shot yourself in the foot. Don’t expect us to take advantage.”Related articles
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François Hollande served as President of France from 2012 to 2017
GETTYTheresa May and Emmanuel Macron met earlier this year
You’ve shot yourself in the foot. Don’t expect us to take advantage
While Valerie Pecresse, chairwoman of the Paris regional council, said: “Boris Johnson and David Cameron said to anyone prepared to listen they were rolling out the red carpet for the French.
“Now we are rolling out the tricolour carpet. Our first aim is to get back the French people who moved to London.”
It comes as Mr Macron launches plans to woo British corporations across the Channel.