Brexit: Macron says ‘door remains open’ to UK remaining in EU until talks end – The Independent

Brexit: Macron says ‘door remains open’ to UK remaining in EU until talks end – The Independent

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French President Emmanuel Macron says the “the door remains open” for Britain to change its mind about Brexit, after talks with Theresa May in Paris.

Mr Macron threw out the olive branch, even amid rising EU anger about the delays to the exit talks – which he said should be “launched as soon as possible”.

“The door remains open until the negotiations come to an end,” the President said, when asked if Britain could yet stay in Europe.

Alongside him, the British Prime Minister dodged a question about whether she would pursue a “softer” Brexit after her election setback – insisting there was a “unity of purpose” in the UK about leaving.

And she refused to respond to John Major’s warning of the danger of violence returning to Northern Ireland if she strikes a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, to prop her up in Parliament.

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