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To Britain, Let's Not Fall Out Over Brexit, Love France

It'll take more than a referendum to damage this relationship.

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Many French people were shocked by the news that Britain had voted to leave the European Union. But then we remembered all the things about the UK that we love...

So thank you, Britain, for your breathtaking scenery.

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Which is straight out of a fairy tale.

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Thank you for London. So close to us, and yet so exotic.

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Thank you for the full English breakfast.

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Which is, let's be honest, one of mankind's greatest inventions.

Thank you for the Sunday roast. Even though we've never quite understood it, we have to admit: It's so good.

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Thank you for milky tea.

We pretend not to grasp the concept, but actually we're super jealous.
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We pretend not to grasp the concept, but actually we're super jealous.

Thanks you for crumpets, which are deliciously different to anything we have in France.

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Thank you for giving us these stores (which ruin us financially, but that's OK).

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Thanks for this store, too.

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Thanks for your innate sense of style, which we find so inspiring.

Oh, Alexa Chung, what is your secret?
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Oh, Alexa Chung, what is your secret?

Thank you for blessing the world with such beauty.

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Thank you for Hermione, Ron, and Harry.

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Thank you for JK Rowling, the most badass author on the internet.

Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione 😘 https://t.co/5fKX4InjTH

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Thank you for Idris Elba, owner of the most beautiful accent on planet Earth.

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Thank you for your pub culture.

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Thank you for the Premier League, which so often makes us dream.

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Thank you for your talent.

RIP <3

Thank you for this flag that adorned the rooms of all French teenagers.

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(And the shoes that went with it.)

Thank you for Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Sporty Spice, Posh Spice, and Scary Spice.

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Thank you for giving us one of the greatest movie soundtrack songs ever written.

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Thank you for Skins, the show that spoke to us about our adolescence.

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Thank you for Downton Abbey.

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Thank you for your romantic comedies.

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And for your festivals.

Glastonbury.
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Glastonbury.

Thank you for Jane Austen.

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Thank you for your royal family, so modern and so old-fashioned at the same time.

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(So funny, too.)

Unfortunately for you @FLOTUS and @POTUS I wasn't alone when you sent me that video πŸ˜‰ - H. https://t.co/sjfSQvkzb6

Thank you for Neville Longbottom.

Coucou toi.
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Coucou toi.

Thank you for Steve McQueen, a film director of extraordinary talent.

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Thank you for Colin Firth, the perfect man.

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And finally, thank you for the existence of Adele. ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

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