Exit Strategies


TARGETS: Immigrants in Calais, France, from where many try to flee for England

It is doubtful that Nicolas Sarkozy has ever heard of the late Texan country singer Ernest Tubb, a rhinestone cowboy with a honky-tonk twang. But last week the French Interior Minister seemed to be humming a French version of Tubb's 1970 classic, It's America (Love It or Leave It). "If it bothers people to be in France, then it shouldn't bother them to leave a country they don't love," Sarkozy said. It's hardly a new refrain; the far-right National Front has used France: love it or leave it as a slogan for years. Perhaps for that reason, Sarkozy's pronouncement sent...

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