The French government is “definitely” going to close the UK border post in Calais after Brexit, a close ally of presidential election frontrunner Alain Juppe has told the BBC.

Arnaud Danjean said France no longer wanted the “negative burden” of migrants aiming to cross the Channel being detained on its soil.

The change would be an “uncomfortable consequence” of Brexit, he said.

The UK government wants the post in Calais to remain in use.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme, Mr Danjean, a member of the European Parliament for the Republicans, France’s main centre-right party, said most French voters felt “disappointed” by the Brexit referendum.

Analysis is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Monday from 20:30 GMT and will be available on BBC iPlayer and the programme’s own website.

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