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UK's 'yes or no' Brexit vote was mistake, says Emmanuel Macron

French president says UK took risk in way it let voters decide ‘very complicated subject’

The French people would probably vote to leave the EU if presented with a similar choice to the Brexit referendum, Emmanuel Macron has said, arguing that the UK had taken a big risk by asking “yes or no on a very complicated subject”.

In an interview on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, the French president also criticised Donald Trump for calling developing countries “shitholes” and warned Theresa May her government could not cherry-pick benefits of EU membership.

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Macron says a bespoke trade deal between the UK and EU is possible

French president says UK would have to accept ‘preconditions’ to access a special solution

Emmanuel Macron has said it would be possible for Britain to secure a bespoke trade deal but only if the UK accepts certain “preconditions”.

The French president said that while a special solution could be secured, full access to the single market without accepting its rules was “not feasible”.

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Source: gad