Vive la france

tay
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Seven UK ski instructors arrested by armed police in France for giving lessons without a licence

The seven instructors - six men and one woman - face up to three months in prison for working without a licence.

Mr Butler, a highly experienced professional, has worked in Megeve for almost 30 years, mainly with British holidaymakers.

But he claims that he and his staff are regularly harassed by the French, who want to maintain their part of the Alps as a preserve of mainly local workers.

Ski professionals from the UK believe the French are trying to drive them off the slopes - so ruining peoples' holidays in the process.








British ski instructors arrested in France for giving lessons without a licence | Mail Online
 
Nuggler
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We won't be hearing from Blackey for 3 months ?


Damn !!
 
L Gilbert
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Seven UK ski instructors arrested by armed police in France for giving lessons without a licence

The seven instructors - six men and one woman - face up to three months in prison for working without a licence.

Mr Butler, a highly experienced professional, has worked in Megeve for almost 30 years, mainly with British holidaymakers.

But he claims that he and his staff are regularly harassed by the French, who want to maintain their part of the Alps as a preserve of mainly local workers.

Ski professionals from the UK believe the French are trying to drive them off the slopes - so ruining peoples' holidays in the process.

British ski instructors arrested in France for giving lessons without a licence | Mail Online

Yeah, Brits should be able to set up shop anywhere and everyone should be proud and honored by it, ya know. How dare someone be offended by us ignoring licensing and stuff. lol
 
Blackleaf
#4
Despite the silly comments on here, I think the French are in the wrong here.

Though, this doesn't surprise me about them.
 
Liberalman
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

Seven UK ski instructors arrested by armed police in France for giving lessons without a licence
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But he claims that he and his staff are regularly harassed by the French, who want to maintain their part of the Alps as a preserve of mainly local workers.

People trying to protect their jobs from foreign workers. Who would have thought
 
Blackleaf
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by LiberalmanView Post

People trying to protect their jobs from foreign workers. Who would have thought


The last time I checked the British were fellow EU citizens and therefore have freedom of movement to anywhere in the EU and the freedom to work anywhere in the EU. EU countries cannot restrict immigration from other EU countries.

I'd have no objections to the French performing such an action against Canadian or American citizens, but they cannot do it to fellow EU citizens.

As it says in the Mail article, the British ski instructors are breaking no laws:

Philippe Planes, Mr Butler's lawyer, confirmed he had 'every right' to operate under a British licence.

'Mr Butler is not a criminal but is being treated as one,' said Mr Planes, who said his client had filed a complaint with the European Commission accusing France of discrimination and restricting his freedom of movement (which all EU citizens have within the EU).

When one of Mr Butler's staff was arrested last year, scores of holidaymakers staged a demonstration outside the Megeve police station where he was held.

Commenting on the latest case, UK Independence Party (UKIP) deputy leader Paul Nuttall said: 'Those raging Europhiles who claim there is a single market should read this story and weep.

'They have simply misled people as this episode shows. Simon Butler has been treated like a dog by French authorities because he is a British national who wanted to work as a ski instructor and run a thriving business.'
 

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