You would think that French President Emmanuel Macron would have enough problems to deal with domestically to spend too much time worrying about what is happening in Britain. Sadly, you would be wrong.
He said that the Brexit vote was fed by ‘false information and lies’ and ‘manipulated from the outside.’ Furthermore, he went onto confirm that there is little wiggle-room for renegotiation:
“Maybe we’ll make improvements on one or two things, but I don’t really think so because we’ve reached the maximum of what we could do with the deal and we won’t, just to solve Britain’s domestic political issues, stop defending European interests.”
Speaking to Mayors in the town of Bourgtheroulde he also poured scorn on the concept of using referendums to make “difficult decisions”:
“We must not create a situation where there is competition between forms of democracy.”
People must make their decisions through their “elected representatives”, Macron insisted.
With this sort of arrogance and hubris on display from a leading European politician is it any wonder the British people voted to leave?