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‘Let’s get out!’ Frexit campaigner says EU in ‘bulldozer mode’ in fury at jab passports

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Speaking on Monday, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas announced plans for a Digital Green Pass to enable Europe's safe opening "while preserving the sacrifices done so far”. However, former MEP Mr Philippot was deeply concerned at the prospect of more diktats being handed down from Brussels.

He tweeted: “The European Union in bulldozer mode to impose the #PassportSanitaire 'from March'!

“From the start, the EU has been a lobbyist.

“Let’s get out of this instance as quickly as possible and free ourselves from its obligations, Macron and others! #Frexit”.

Ursula von der Leyen Emmanuel Macron

Ursula von der Leyen and French President Emmanuel Macron (Image: GETTY)

Florian Philippot

Florian Philippot is a former French MEP (Image: GETTY)

Jean-Patrick Arteault agreed, replying: “We must leave the EU for our salvation.

“And if our exit causes it to fall, it will be beneficial for all the other European peoples, even for the Germans in the street.”

In an apparent reference to the 2007 referendum which saw France refuse to ratify the EU constitution, Myron Marie said: “I don't feel concerned ... I don't recognise the EU ... I voted NO!”

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Margaritis Schinas

Margaritis Schinas, the European Commission Vice President (Image: GETTY)

However, Harvey Miller felt Mr Philippot was fighting a losing battle.

He warned: “Unfortunately Florian the fight is lost in advance.

“These people have a plan and they intend to bring it to fruition, and given the docility of the populations, believe me, it will go well to the end.

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Florian Phillippot

Florian Philippot's tweet (Image: Twitter)

Harvey Miller Twitter

Others agreed with Mr Philippot (Image: Twitter)

“Condemned to be a spectator of this scandal of the century.”

Speaking during an online press conference after an informal meeting of European Union (EU) health ministers, Mr Schinas said the package will be announced on March 17 at an EU summit focusing on travel and mobility and the lifting of restrictions.

He said the Digital Green Pass will include information on vaccination, test results and statements of recovery and will fully respect data protection, security and privacy.

Covid vaccinations live

Covid vaccinations live (Image: Express)

He added: "The aim would be to set a common direction towards Europe's safe opening.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen tweeted that the scheme "should facilitate Europeans' lives" and "gradually enable them to move safely in the European Union or abroad for work or tourism."

In addition to discussing the health passport proposals, ministers also discussed getting the EU’s vaccine rollout, as well as ways of combating the variants which are increasing across the continent.

Coronavirus figures worldwide

Coronavirus figures worldwide (Image: Express)

Speaking last week, Mr Philippot pointed to a YouGov poll indicating just 36 percent of Britons now have a positive view of the EU.

He said: "This is normal: it is when you leave a sect that you really realise its horror and the harm it has done you.

"For the moment, we French are still in the sect with our crazy gurus. But it will come!"

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