EU referendum: French minister sparks Calais UK border row

A French government minister has sparked a row by suggesting his country could end UK border controls in Calais if Britain leaves the EU.

A French government minister has sparked a row by suggesting his country could end UK border controls in Calais if Britain leaves the EU.

Emmanuel Macron told the Financial Times his country could also limit access to the single market and try to tempt London's bankers to relocate.

His comments came before David Cameron and Francois Hollande held talks in France on security and migration.

Leave campaigners dismissed the comments as “scaremongering”.