On the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall, French President Emmanuel Macron reportedly warned Johnson a day ago that no clause in the Brexit divorce agreement was to be negotiated now, six months after it was signed. However, Macron is also seeking a “reset” in Franco-British relations, news agencies reported, as months of tension between the two countries over the Brexit deal left bilateral relations strained.
British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, stepping up his attacks on the European Union, told BBC radio that there should be a more “pragmatic” solution to the North Irish dispute. “They can be more pragmatic about implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol in a win-win way or they can be bloody and purist about it, in which case I’m afraid we won’t allow integrity of the United Kingdom to be threatened, ”said the Bloomberg news agency, quoting Raab.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets other Group of Seven leaders along the English coast, with all eyes on how the leaders are discussing an exit from the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as others economic plans. French President Macron stressed that France and the United Kingdom have a common vision of international and transatlantic relations, including on arms control, according to an official of the G-7 delegation.
(With contributions from agencies)