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President Macron should realise it’s in his interests to facilitate a quick and amicable clean-break Brexit

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President Macron should realise it’s in his interests to facilitate a quick and amicable clean-break Brexit | BrexitCentral

When Boris Johnson addressed the House of Commons as Prime Minister for the first time last month, the scene from a packed Parliament was broadcast to France. No viewer could have room for doubt: the terms of the EU Withdrawal Agreement were, as the French subtitles put it, ‘inacceptables’.

When Boris Johnson addressed the House of Commons as Prime Minister for the first time last month, the scene from a packed Parliament was broadcast to France. No viewer could have room for doubt: the terms of the EU Withdrawal Agreement were, as the French subtitles put it, ‘ inacceptables ’. ‘No country that values its independence,’ they were told, ‘could agree to a treaty which signed away our economic independence and self government as this backstop does…’ Would their President, Emmanuel Macron, the most hard-line amongst the EU27 leaders on Brexit, treat it as a call to arms to defend the deal reached behind closed doors with Theresa May?

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