Macron: France would look “with kindness” at UK reversing Brexit
- Credit: ABACA/PA Images
Ahead of the French president's UK visit for an Anglo-French summit Emmanuel Macron called for Britain to reconsider Brexit.
Just hours before he arrived in the country Mr Macron's aide said that France would 'look with kindness' if Britain decided to reverse its decision to exit the European Union.
Previously the French president called Brexit 'a crime' but he also believes the door will remain open.
'If tomorrow, or the day after, the United Kingdom decided to change its mind, it's clear that we would look at this with kindness', the aide said. The spokesperson added: 'But it's not up to us if the United Kingdom wants to change its mind.'
The French President isn't the only European leader to encourage a rethink.
This week the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said he would be 'happy' to help Britain rejoin the European Union if it wants to after Brexit.
You may also want to watch:
He explained: 'We are not throwing the British out, we would like the British to stay, and if they so wish, they should be allowed to do so.'
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, European Council president Donald Tusk told Britain on Twitter 'our hearts are still open for you'.
- 1 Tory MP blames 'chaotic parents' for children going to school hungry
- 2 Boris Johnson 'hid in bedroom' to avoid grilling on Brexit stance days before becoming PM
- 3 Danny Dyer praised for criticisms of Tory party - pointing out Etonians can't run the country
- 4 George Osborne says it is 'game over' for Boris Johnson over free school meals
- 5 UKIP set to select 'Dr Gammons' as candidate for London mayoral election
- 6 Liz Truss' department slammed for false claim about cost of soy sauce after Brexit
- 7 Andy Burnham could have been 'halfway through tenure as PM by now', claims commentator
- 8 Minister sparks concerns about pig semen after Brexit
- 9 Minister says he 'doesn't understand' accusation he's starving kids in holidays
- 10 Brexiteer in lockdown denial over 49% drop in constituency Covid-19 cases