French President Calls on the UK to Clarify their Proposals

Emmanuel Macron, the French President, has called on the British Government to clarify their position following the speech made in Florence by Theresa May, the Prime Minister.

Macron, who is the first European leader to respond to May’s speech, said:

“Before we move forward, we wish to clarify the issue of the regulation of European citizens, the financial terms of the exit and the question of Ireland”.

Macron added that until these three issues were resolved that negotiations on trade would not be able to move forwards. Macron’s comments are expected to put pressure on Theresa May to further outline the Government’s plans for a post-Brexit UK.