‘Not a good idea’ Belgian farmer sparks chaos by moving French border amid tractor woes

France: Mayor hits out at farmer who 'enlarged' Belgium

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Belgium has inadvertently annexed a part of France after an irate farmer decided to move a border marker blocking the route of his tractor. The incident took place near the town of Erquelinnes which sits along the border opposite the French town of Bousignies-sur-Roc. While the mayor of Bousignies-sur-Roc is not pleased, the mayor of Erquelinnes David Lavaux is reported to be “happy” that his community has grown by more than two metres at the expense of his French counterpart.

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“A Belgian farmer struggling with the passage of his tractor.”

It is not the first time farmers in Europe have taken direct action to voice their displeasure.

Last month, farmers across France took to the streets in protest at Emmanuel Macron’s agricultural policies.

Tires were used to blockade a public finance centre in Millau as well as in dozen of other towns in the region of Aveyron in the south of France to protest against planned changes to the Common Agricultural Policy. 

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The protesters won the support of Les Patriotes leader Florian Philippot who declared the next step was the exit of France from the EU.

He said: “Well done to the farmers! They must now fight for Frexit.

“Unique solution to get rid of the CAP and Free Trade Treaties which create unfair competition with the whole Earth.

“France will have a much better national agricultural policy!”

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