'Brexit Is A British Domestic Crisis' Says French President Macron

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French President, Emmanuel Macron reportedly said on October 10 that Britain's divorce from the European Union was a British domestic crisis, not a European one

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
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As the days come closer to what Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson called the 'Brexit day', President of France, Emmanuel Macron reportedly said on October 10 that Britain's divorce from the European Union is a British domestic crisis, not a European one. President Macron further believes that the UK should take responsibility for how it decides to leave the 28-nation bloc on October 31, if it will be with a considerable deal or without it. The French President believes that the Brexit negotiations have already taken too much time. However, now is the time to discuss the future relationship that Britain will share with the EU. 

Is the deal possible?

Reportedly, after a phone call between the French President and PM Johnson during the weekend, President Macron indicated that the negotiations are hoping to escalate in the upcoming days, in order to evaluate by the end of the week whether a deal is possible or not. Recently, The European Council President Donald Tusk also took to Twitter to address United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit deal is not “some stupid blame game” and questioned his motives for the fast deteriorating negotiations on October 8. This came in response after the Downing Street delivered a fairly negative reaction to the phone call between PM Johnson and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. Tusk believes that Britain's exit from the European Union should not result in a reportedly chaotic and costly affair. However, PM Johnson still believes that the referendum result should be respected.

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PM Johnson meets Irish leader

The comments by President Macron came a few hours after the UK leader met Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. According to the joint statement released by Downing Street, both leaders could see a “pathway to a possible deal”. The British government is still hopeful of striking a Brexit deal with the European Union even though the difficulties that have presently clouded both the sides about its chances of success. While the EU leaders have asked for more realistic negotiations from Britain in response to the proposed Brexit plan by PM Johnson. The 28-nation bloc says that the proposal does not fulfil Britain's commitment to a nonconflicting border between Northern Ireland and the EU member Ireland.

Read - Irish Prime Minister Says Big Gaps Remain In Brexit Talks

Read - Bank Of England: Financial Sector Ready For No-deal Brexit

(With agency inputs)

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