Emmanuel Macron destroyed because of Brexit – warned Europe to turn against him | Politics | News
The French president has been a fierce critic of the UK following the landmark June 2016 referendum which saw more than 17 million people in Britain vote to leave the EU. Mr Macron and his government have also sharply criticized the UK’s position in the fisheries negotiations which he says has severely restricted French fishermen’s access to UK territorial waters after Brexit. But recently, the feud between the Channel neighbors exploded when Mr Macron allegedly called Boris Johnson a “clown” and a “knucklehead” – a move that threatened to fuel the already bitter diplomatic feud between London and Paris.
The remarks attributed to the French president were made privately to a small group of his advisers during a visit to Croatia the previous week, French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine reported.
Mr Macron is said to have attacked the Prime Minister for having sought to make France a “scapegoat” for Brexit, which he described as “catastrophic” for the United Kingdom.
But Nile Gardiner, foreign policy analyst and former aide to Margaret Thatcher, launched a meteoric attack on the EU’s main figurehead, warning that his “bash Britain” approach has left him isolated in Europe as other countries are starting to accept departure from the UK.
He told Express.co.uk: “Emmanuel Macron has become quite isolated in Europe with his approach.
“Germany now rejects this ‘bash Britain’ approach and wants to have a very healthy relationship.
“Macron is delusional if he thinks his fear factor, his anti-British rhetoric is going to play out well in much of the rest of Europe and he doesn’t.”
Mr Gardiner also accused the French president of being on a “vendetta” against the UK, attacking the “pathetic position of a sinking presidency which is desperately attacking the UK because, frankly, Brexit was a great success “.
But he warned that creating a “constant conflict with the British people” is a move that could backfire on Mr Macron dramatically, especially as he is fighting to retain the French president with the election. of the country which will take place in May.
The foreign policy analyst continued: “Even in France, the French have had enough. His anti-British rhetoric does not please most French voters.
“Macron is in a vendetta against the UK. It’s a pathetic posture from a sinking presidency that is desperately attacking the UK because frankly Brexit has been a great success.
“It is very upsetting for Euro-federalists like Macron because they do not want to see Britain succeed.
“Macron has tried to undermine Britain at every opportunity on the issue of migrants.
“He is an extremely mean-spirited individual who believes in creating constant conflict with the British people.
“It’s a strategy that will hurt France, and the French will get tired of this tiresome anti-British approach.”
Mr Gardiner added: “It won’t help him at the polls as he looks like a bitter person when French voters have greater concerns than attacking the British.
“He wants to appear as a great world leader but the French can see it clearly.
“This hate-fueled language won’t help him in the polls. He looks desperate and pathetic.”
Mr Macron had been quoted as saying the UK was “run by a clown” and Mr Johnson had “the attitude of a fool”.
He would have said: “Bojo is talking to me, he has his feet on the ground, everything is fine.
“We have adult discussions, then he sticks it to us before or after in an inelegant way.
“It’s very sad to see a big country, that we could do so much with, run by a clown. Johnson has the attitude of a fool.”