The British authorities promise their citizens everything at once, promoting both models, said the French leader.
Britain must decide on its foreign policy and not try to simultaneously enlist as close allies of both the European Union and the United States, French President Emmanuel Macron said, the British newspaper Guardian reported on January 31.
“What course will Britain choose? It cannot be the best ally of the United States, and the best ally of the EU, and the new Singapore,” Macron stressed.
As Macron said, he was under the impression that the British authorities were promising their citizens everything at once by promoting all these models.
The president noted that if London chooses a transatlantic policy course, it will have to give a clarification to the EU because this will mean divergence from the EU rules in the market sphere.
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At the same time, the French leader added that Paris and London remain allies.
“We would like a good, peaceful relationship… We remain allies. History and geography do not change, so I do not think that the fate of the British people is different from ours,” Macron said.
Note that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first foreign leader to be called by Joe Biden as U.S. president.
Earlier, a diplomatic scandal erupted between Britain and the EU over the status of the EU ambassador to London.