Why the French are against Brexit, but only just

A poll earlier this month of voters in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Poland found that the majority of French, 59 percent, want to see Great Britain remain in the EU.

French view is that the UK, so frequently out of tune with its French and German neighbours when it comes to a vision for the EU, is holding the Union back. In a scathing 2014 editorial in French daily Le Monde, former French prime minister Michel Rocard urged the UK to “go before you destroy everything”. (France24)