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    It's official: you don't have to live in France

    LONDON (Reuters) - Ask most Britons if they would rather live in France and they'd probably answer "oui." But British judges have ruled that two English boys who hate living there don't have to.

    The boys, 11 and 16, who have a French mother and a British father, were taken to live in France after the parents' marriage broke down. But during a visit to England they asserted their "Britishness" and refused to return to live with their mother.

    The mother took the case to court, arguing that she had a right to decide where they should live and that the father had put the children up to it, the Times newspaper reported.

    But three of Britain's most senior judges decided the boys had an inherent right to refuse to live in France, where nearly 300,000 Britons have chosen to live.

    Describing the case as "not just exceptional but very exceptional," the chief judge said it was clear the children really disliked the country and hadn't settled in.

    They preferred England because, apparently, they could "walk to school, could have their own key and would not have to do as much homework."

    In his ruling the judge said he had "rarely, if ever, heard such strongly expressed views by children."

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    Re: It's official: you don't have to live in France

    Good for them - nothing better than standing up for their rights against the great unwashed.
    That's why God created the English Channel to keep the cheese-eating surrender monkeys on THAT side of the water
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    Re: It's official: you don't have to live in France

    I think the way things are right now I'd rather live in France than England any day
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    Re: It's official: you don't have to live in France

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    I think the way things are right now I'd rather live in France than England any day
    no chance ... that would be like wanting to cheer for the Pack - never gonna happen
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    Re: It's official: you don't have to live in France

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    I think the way things are right now I'd rather live in France than England any day



    Can't agree with that one Cojo.
    I"ve been to both countrys, and I would much rather deal with England than I would France.....




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