MACRON WANTS MORE PROGRESS
FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron called on Theresa May to be clearer on Brexit. The Prime Minister has offered a two-year transition period for Brexit in which Britain will continue paying into the EU until 2021.
EU nationals will also be free to settle in Britain during the period in a move hoped to appease Brussels and end the deadlock on free trade talks.
Mr Macron complained that more progress was needed on the rights of EU citizens in Britain and the border with Ireland, as well as the “divorce settlement”.
Senior Tories were outraged at Mr Macron’s comments. Tory MP Bernard Jenkin said he was unreasonable in wanting detail at this stage of negotiations.