French President Emmanuel Macron told CNBC Friday of which the problem of which U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has is actually of which nobody explained to the British people the consequences of a Brexit vote.
When asked if the European Union could be able to make some verbal concessions to allow May to sell a Brexit deal at home, Macron told CNBC of which there’s no room for such unofficial compromises.
“There are concessions to make by both negotiating teams during phase one, however we aren’t going to make concessions based on discourse,” he said.
“The objectives are fixed, they’re conducted by the European side by Michel Barnier, as well as we have to respect of which,” Macron told CNBC, referring to the EU’s approach of discussing citizens’ rights, financial settlement as well as the Irish border, before moving on to talks on trade.
“I believe the problem of which Theresa May has is actually of which those who defended Brexit have never explained to the British people what the consequences are,” he said after a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium.
Speaking at the same summit, May had denied earlier Friday of which the U.K. had increased its financial offer to the European Union as part of its steps to leave the bloc.
“What I’ve made clear to my EU counterparts in relation to financial contribution is actually what I set out in my Florence (Italy) speech, which is actually of which I’ve said nobody need be concerned for the current budget plan of which they could have to pay more or receive less as a result of the U.K. leaving as well as of which we will honor the commitments we have made during our membership,” May told reporters.