Emmanuel Macron snubbed by the French in the Brexit dispute: “I do not blame England” | United Kingdom | New
French President Emmanuel Macron appears to have rejected the prospect of attending a summit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The Times reported that the French government has pushed back attempts by diplomats to arrange a date for a meeting between the two leaders. A senior diplomatic source told the newspaper: “The government has reached out to try to organize a summit but the French are not interested.
“They just said it was no use.”
It comes after Mr Macron offered to reset UK-France relations if Mr Johnson sticks to the Brexit divorce deal.
Paris and London have faced a number of issues during the Brexit process, including fisheries, financial services and the Northern Ireland Protocol.
In 2019, the Guardian spoke to Parisians about their vision for the Brexit debate.
Cyrille Baudrin told the newspaper: “The negotiations seem to be going in circles. “
He also said he “does not blame England” but warned political leaders must find a solution to the fallout.
Mr. Baudrin added: “The priority is to unblock things, ideally with outside help. Maybe someone from a foreign country could sit down with the main players for a few days and with their charisma and intelligence calm things down. To take a random example, let’s say Barack Obama.
“It’s not the UK’s fault, I don’t blame England. However, at some point political leaders have to take responsibility and explain what will really be best for people and society – to explain how people’s lives will improve in the future. Otherwise, hatred will be fed and that hatred will be used to turn people against each other. “
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She added: “Britain’s exit from the EU is a way to stand up to governments and say loud and clear that politics must be done differently. “
Georges, a retired physicist, admitted to being “completely puzzled” about what might happen next with Brexit.
He continued: “There is a crisis in Britain because a political party has tried to resolve its differences at the expense of Europe.
“And there seems to be a cultural issue at play with some seeing Britain as a great empire that can go it alone. But in the end, the politicians who campaigned for Brexit failed to explain what it would entail or the consequences. “