Macron: France would look “with kindness” at UK reversing Brexit

PUBLISHED: 13:33 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:39 18 January 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron. Photo by Kamil Zihnioglu/ABACAPRESS.COM

French President Emmanuel Macron. Photo by Kamil Zihnioglu/ABACAPRESS.COM

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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.

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”.

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