Macron blasts Brexit as cause of Europe’s biggest crisis since WWII
Emmanuel Macron has branded Brexit an ‘irresponsible lie’, calling it Europe’s worst crisis since World War II.
In his most ferocious attack on Brexit to date, the French President said Britain’s withdrawal was peddled by ‘anger mongers and fake news’ and ‘offers nothing’.
Macron published his open letter in 22 EU languages and shared it on his Twitter feed just weeks before Britain leaves the 28-member union.
His intervention comes as Theresa May battles to win concessions from EU leaders including Macron in order to persuade Parliament to back a withdrawal deal before March 29.
The 41-year-old French leader, who has faced months of protests against his government, wrote the letter in a bid to rally support ahead of European Parliament elections later this year.