On anniversary of Napoleon defeat, French paper warns UK that EU exit could be your Waterloo

June 18, 2015 6:06 PM

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PARIS – French daily Le Monde has used the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo to warn those across the English Channel against a British exit from the European Union.

In a rare English-language editorial on Thursday titled "Britain beware, 'Brexit' could be your Waterloo!" the paper writes that "the country which cornered Napoleon cannot succumb to Nigel Farage," the Euroskeptic and firebrand leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party.

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