Anthony Browne

Only France would try to blow up the Brexit talks

Emmanuel Macron (photo: Getty)

That France was the country to throw a grenade threatening to blow up the UK-EU trade talks just as they were about to pass the finish line, does not come as a surprise to seasoned euro-watchers.

No other EU member would so brazenly promote its own domestic self-interest at the cost to other EU members such as Germany and Ireland.

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Anthony Browne
Anthony Browne MP is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Environment. He is a former Europe correspondent at the Times and environment editor at the Observer. He is now MP for South Cambridgeshire and a member of the Treasury Select Committee.

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