Macron: Britain Can't Have the Best of Both Worlds

Emmanuel Macron, who quit President Francois Hollande’s cabinet to campaign for change, said the U.K. cannot expect to negotiate special privileges on exiting the European Union and that the remaining members of the bloc need to forge closer political ties in coming years. “I am attached to a strict approach to Brexit: I respect the British vote but the worst thing would be a sort of weak EU vis-a-vis the British,” Macron told Francine Lacqua at the technology conference 'Hello Tomorrow' taking place in Paris. “I don’t want a tailor-made approach where the British have the best of two worlds. That will be too big an incentive for others to leave and kill the European idea, which is based on shared responsibilities.”

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29:16 - U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in Florence, Italy on the need for a period of implementation after the nation leaves the European Union. (Source: Bloomberg)
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