EU cannot be held hostage by Brexit crisis, says president MacronChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 2, 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the EU will not be held responsible for finding a solution to the Brexit mess which Britain finds itself in, insisting they will not be held “hostage.”
Europe President Emmanuel Macron
The French president urged the embattled UK prime minister to table a viable alternative before the EU Council summit, scheduled for April 10, otherwise she risks exiting without a deal or a lengthy delay to Brexit. Macron argued that failure to secure a deal will fall squarely at the door of the UK.
On the prospect of the UK requesting a long extension to article 50, Macron insisted that such a plea cannot be “taken for granted,” claiming it was not inevitable that the EU would give the green light to a further Brexit delay. ■