'Diplomacy by tantrum!' Macron viciously slapped down by Andrew Neil

Mr Neil, discussing the back-and-forth between the French and UK leaders, said: “[Macron’s] prime minister said that in dealing with us, France had to realise we only understood the ‘language of force’, which is a strange, threatening thing to say about a supposedly close ally.”

Musing on the sources behind the animosity, Mr Neil asked: “So what is it that drives Macron’s anti-British rhetoric?

“In a word: Brexit.

“He is a Europhile president who has never forgiven the British for voting to leave the European Union, which he sees as an act of self-inflicted madness and which brings a special piquancy to his dislike of Johnson, who led the Leave campaign.”

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