'Half-friends is not a concept': UK should decide who its allies are, says Macron

The Guardian

By Kim Willsher in Paris
President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee palace in Paris, France. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron has warned that Boris Johnson’s government has to decide who its allies are, insisting that “half-friends is not a concept”.

“What politics does Great Britain wish to choose? It cannot be the best ally of the US, the best ally of the EU and the new Singapore … It has to choose a model,” the French president said, in an interview with the Guardian and a small group of other media.

“But I have the impression the country’s leaders have sold all these models [to the people]. If it decides on a completely transatlantic policy then we [the EU] will need clarification, because there will be divergence on rules and access to markets.

Publish : 2021-01-30 13:42:00

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