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Asked if the town of Bayeux could block the move to lend the work, he said: ‘We can oppose it.’Mr Gomont added in an interview with local media: ‘Our British friends really want it, we are not opposed but all of the conditions still need to be defined.’But French historian Eric Anceau tweeted about the tapestry yesterday: ‘Aside from its great fragility, it is all very regrettable after Brexit.‘On the contrary, shouldn’t the British be incentivised to cross the Channel?
’Although French president Emmanuel Macron’s office said the tapestry could be moved in 2020, Bayeux yesterday said the earliest date would in fact be 2023.
Mystery of the Cleric Touching a Woman’s Face: One of the more mysterious scenes in the tapestry shows a man described as a ‘certain cleric’ touching the face of an Englishwoman called Ælfgyva.
The meaning can only be guessed at, but the appearance of a nude man at the bottom of the panel may suggest a prelude to rape French president Emmanuel Macron has vowed to stop Calais being a 'back door to Britain' – as long the UK stumps up more cash.
Under an agreement signed last year, the town of Bayeux and the region of Normandy are responsible for the tapestry’s upkeep and restoration – not France’s central government – and they have the right to block the move.
But even that prospect is in doubt after the mayor of the Normandy town where the artwork is currently on display imposed a series of conditions.
Under 'juxtaposed controls', the UK's border is effectively on French soil.
The security deal was announced as Theresa May prepared to host a summit with Mr Macron today at Sandhurst military academy.
Huge stretches were erected on the approaches to both the Eurotunnel terminal and the ferry port.
A year later the Government handed over another £17million, including £1.9million for the 'Great Wall of Calais' around the port.Whether Harold thought the omen good or bad is not known Funding will also help relocate migrants away from Channel ports to prevent the build-up of another 'Jungle' refugee camp.