Charles-Henri Gallois has been dubbed “Mr Frexit” over his views and support for France to leave the European Union. He said the “disaster” of the EU’s vaccination programme against COVID-19 would only rally eurosceptics which have been gaining support across Europe. Mr Gallois has been pushing for French presidential candidates to put a Brexit style referendum on their manifestos much like former Prime Minister David Cameron did.
Speaking to Martin Daubney on media channel Unlocked, Mr Daubney asked the French politician: “Has the appetite for France to leave the European Union increased and if France is not going to be next, who do you think will be the next country to leave the European Union after the UK?”
Mr Gallois replied: “So I think definitely it will be between France and Italy, the two countries are more interested to leave the EU currency and to leave the European Union.
“And in France that is increasing, we have all seen that COVID-19 (has been) a catastrophe and a disaster for the European management.
“On our side, we have launched a big platform which is a petition to ask for ‘Frexit’ referendums, the same referendum you had in the UK.
“Basically the goal is to gather more people and more signatures to put pressure on all the candidates for the presidential election so that they include the referendum on their manifestos.
“In the same way that (David) Cameron had to include on his, we are putting pressure to get that done.”
He revealed he was working with the “Italexit Party” also known as No Europe for Italy.
Mario Draghi was appointed Italian Prime Minister by President and Sergio Mattarella as the country struggles with the pandemic.
Italian political parties can not agree on how to spend £195billion of EU funds as their government struggles to gain any footing.
Mario Draghi was appointed as Prime Minister because of his work during the Euro crisis which the Italian president hopes will aid him in fixing the government and economy.
But Italy’s Five Star Movement, an anti-establishment party, said it would not back a government led by the former banker.
Mr Gallois believes the current crisis in Italy and the failures of their vaccination programme could spur euro-sceptics to grab power and unite Italy’s government.
The Frenchman joined forces with Italian Gianluigi Paragone to spearhead a pan-European movement aiming to force members states into quitting the European Union.