News: Cranwell Appeals To Mitterrand

22nd December 1988: French broadcaster TF1 reported the signing of an 'Entente Politique' between Prime Minister James Cranwell and President Fran├žois Mitterrand in Paris.

The Republican Government was becoming increasingly concerned at the reversals it had suffered in the civil war and Cranwell decided to appeal to fellow Socialist leader Mitterand for material assistance. The agreement reached by the two leaders allowed for material assistance from the French (along with a number of military advisors) in return for joint sovereignty over the Channel Islands and a number of other concessions favourable to the French.

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