French President Emmanuel Macron has launched another disgusting attack against Brexit, telling an audience in Bourg-de-Peage: “Be aware of people who sell you dreams, that tell you all your anger can be solved by a referendum. I’m scared of people who manipulate you with miracle ideas.”
Macron, who has a disapproval rating of around 75% and has governed whilst there have been nationwide anti-government ‘Yellow Vest’ protests, said that Brexit has “torn a society apart” and “can’t be delivered”. That’s news to us given the support for a No Deal Brexit on 29th March clearly seems to be surging.
In comments picked up by the French media, Macron said: “Do not be fooled, in the last referendums foreign powers have manipulated the vote a lot. A referendum is sometimes also the door to the lie.
“I am going to give you an example with our British friends, people of good faith, who sometimes had the same anger as you, voted for the Brexit, they said ‘the source of all our troubles is Europe…they were told ‘you will save so much money, it will be done in 15 days’.
“Race summary: it’s been two years since it lasted, those who told them to vote Brexit, they pulled the flutes the 15 days after, they did not even want to govern, they left. Are discovering that the numbers and promises they were given are totally false, do you think that in this context, a referendum was a good thing?”
He went on to say: “No, because it didn’t allow for an informed, transparent and calm debate. It’s torn a society apart, and it’s left it open to disinformation coming from abroad, or terrible manipulation.”
French President Emmanuel Macron has tonight launched yet another scathing attack on Brexit, saying ‘it can’t be delivered’ & it has ‘torn [British] society apart’. He was speaking to French voters in Bourg-de-Péage, south of Lyon, in live TV debate.
— Peter Allen (@peterallenparis) January 24, 2019
This is outrageous disrespect from a foreign leader who should be focusing on getting his own house in order. With Macron and Merkel now obsessed with an EU Army, this underlines once more why the UK is right to be leaving the Brussels bloc. Total disrespect.