Emmanuel Macron’s Brexit speech went viral because he nails it rather well
Emannuel Macron’s having a difficult time of it in France right now so perhaps it would be doing everyone a favour if he spent a bit of time in the UK instead.
We only mention this after the French president offered up his take on Brexit and it went viral because he sums it all up rather well.
"The first losers of [a no deal Brexit] are the British people".
— euronews (@euronews) January 16, 2019
And here’s a little bit of what he had to say.
“In the time we are living, it says a lot about what referendums which seemed nice to create.
It’s a referendum that has been manipulated. Manipulated from the outside by a lot of what we call fake news, where everything and anything was said and now they are being told ‘figure it out yourselves’.
Result: it is not true.
‘We [the Leave campaign] have lied to the people, and what they [the public] have chosen is not possible.’
Good luck to the representatives of the nation who has to implement a thing which doesn’t exist and explain to the people: ‘You have voted on a thing, we lied to you
I’m going to tell you how I see things.
First option, the British go towards a no-deal so they say there is no agreement. It scares everybody. The first losers of this are the British people.
So, in this context they will have to – without any transition period – renegotiate a future relationship.
I can tell you very solemnly that in the framework of this future relationship, the interests of French fishing will be defended and we will have to negotiate a transition period with them anyway because the British can’t afford not to have a plane taking off or landing in their country and 70 per cent of their supermarket supplies comes from continental Europe.”
And here are just a few of the things people are saying about it.
A timely wake-up call https://t.co/a9gBvfySl9
— Stewart McDonald MP (@StewartMcDonald) January 17, 2019
So here’s the French President giving a more realistic summary of the Brexit options facing Britain than the British Prime Minister. I thought the Brexiteers told us that the French will cave in because we buy their wine and cheese … https://t.co/zlE3xoXuYp
— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) January 16, 2019
Clearly not in a mood to he helpful! But then he has big enough problems on hos own plate. https://t.co/zPqVC7RhA1
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) January 16, 2019