Macron says Brexit is the product of ‘lies and false promises’

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Emmanuel Macron sparked fury at this time by claiming Brexit was the product of ‘lies and false guarantees’ in a bitter broadside at Britain’s departure from the EU. 

The French president lashed out on the UK’s choice to stop the block on the night time it lastly happened, greater than 4 years after the Brexit referendum.

He used his New 12 months handle to his nation to castigate the UK’s choice to go it alone after agreeing a commerce deal which may injury the French fishing fleet – and his grip on energy.

Within the handle delivered from the Elysee Palace, Paris, Mr Macron questioned the energy of Britain’s sovereignty following its departure from the European Union.

‘Just a few days in the past, we reached an settlement to organise our future relations, defending our pursuits, our industries, our fishermen and our unity, he stated in a video handle,’ he stated.

‘The UK stays our neighbour but additionally our buddy and ally. This alternative of leaving Europe, this Brexit, was the kid of European malaise and many lies and false guarantees.’ 

The video handle got here after his father, Jean-Michel Macron, 70, spoke publicly about his son for the primary time since he entered workplace in 2017 and denounced him as a ‘self-serving’ politician.  

Mr Macron’s outburst got here as a new period of buying and selling with the European Union started easily as lorries rolled into Dover and Dublin ports, ferries set off for France and Eurotunnel officers welcomed the primary truck into the UK simply after midnight.

Drivers with the right paperwork – and a unfavorable Covid take a look at – had been waved on to Eurotunnel trains with little delay after 11pm GMT as freight travelled seamlessly between the UK and France after 4 years of preparations. 

Visitors is anticipated to be mild over the Financial institution Vacation weekend earlier than ratcheting up on Monday.

Brexiteer Tory MP Peter Bone criticised the French president’s remarks, telling MailOnline: ‘The best democratic occasion in my lifetime, the EU referendum, noticed extra individuals vote within the UK than ever earlier than. 

‘There was real debate on a selected difficulty, it wasn’t social gathering political, it was across-parties and the individuals spoke. I assume president Macron doesn’t like democracy.’ 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to start 2021 in an upbeat temper at this time, insisting it may be ‘a 12 months of change and hope’ following the horror present that was 2020.

He stated that Brexit meant that good occasions could possibly be on the horizon, together with hopes that new vaccines will put paid to coronavirus.

He even claimed that the EU departure greater than 4 years after the referendum meant ‘the top of the rancorous bickering about ”Europe” that has bedevilled our politics for therefore lengthy’.   

Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempted to begin 2021 in an upbeat mood today, insisting it can be 'a year of change and hope' following the horror show that was 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to start 2021 in an upbeat temper at this time, insisting it may be ‘a 12 months of change and hope’ following the horror present that was 2020

This is the historic moment the first truck to leave Britain post-Brexit trade deal arrived in Calais at just after midnight UK time

That is the historic second the primary truck to go away Britain post-Brexit commerce deal arrived in Calais at simply after midnight UK time

French president Emmanuel Macron has told how Brexit is the product of 'lies and false promises' in an annual address delivered hours after his father denounced him

French president Emmanuel Macron has informed how Brexit is the product of ‘lies and false guarantees’ in an annual handle delivered hours after his father denounced him

What they stated: Tory Brexiteers and Nigel Farage react to the transition interval ending

Former Ukip chief Nigel Farage: ‘It is a massive second in our nationwide story and the top of a really lengthy street for tens of hundreds of us who fought towards the institution.

‘We celebrated on 31 January after we left the European Union – tonight we go away the only market and the customs union.

‘Sure, we spare a thought for Northern Eire and our fishermen, however it is a second to rejoice 2021 as an unbiased United Kingdom. It is a disgrace the pubs aren’t open.’

Sir Invoice Money: ‘The victory is one for democracy and for sovereignty and it’s a momentous second which, by any historic requirements, can solely be in contrast in peacetime to what occurred within the late 1680s and ’90s.

‘Which was the removing of the Stuarts, however adopted by the brand new parliamentary constitutional preparations which had been enacted by the Act of Succession with the Hanoverians happening the throne.

‘However adopted by evolution of contemporary democracy which was solely ruptured, other than battle, by way of potential risks of conquest, however was truly solely disrupted by our entry into the European Group on the false prospectus in 1972.’ 

Sir John Redwood: ‘I by no means doubted we’d win the referendum. I argued that we had been being good Europeans by stepping apart from their mighty process to create a United States of Europe.

‘We must always want them properly and be mates with them, however the truth that the UK had refused to hitch the euro confirmed the place our hearts resided – with the broader world and with nationwide democracy.

‘Right now I really feel a lot reduction that our nation has been open with our mates in Europe and acknowledged clearly we want to be self-governing, while good mates and allies of theirs.

‘I look ahead to 2021 as a 12 months of sturdy financial restoration, the place we are able to begin to use the brand new freedoms and alternatives now open to international Britain.’

Mark Francois, chairman of the European Analysis Group of Tory Brexiteers: ‘Tonight we get an opportunity to wave each 2020 and the EU goodbye, inside an hour of one another.

‘After a very horrible 12 months and an important wrestle for our liberty, it is a marvellous instance of a purchase one, get one free.’ 

Peter Bone: ‘It has been a really lengthy marketing campaign and we have gone from being seemed on as being unusual those that wished to go away this excellent European Union by the institution who’ve at all times held that view, to with the ability to marketing campaign and get the assist of individuals to defeat the institution. 

 

Mr Macron, who has grand ambitions for higher EU integration, launched the assault days after being blamed for holding up a Brexit cope with fishing calls for.  

The French president was accused of utilizing a ban on British freight, designed to cease the mutated Kent pressure of coronavirus reaching France, to ratchet up the tensions within the Brexit negotiations.   

He used his handle to defend France’s glacially gradual rollout of coronavirus vaccine photographs, pledging to choose up the tempo with faster inoculation to a broader array of well being care employees beginning subsequent week.  

Just a few hundred French individuals have acquired vaccines in France after the EU regulator was slower to approve the German-made Pfizer Biontech shot than US and UK regulators. Virtually one million individuals have acquired the Pfizer shot within the UK.  

Mr Macron assured that France is ‘initially in Europe’ and added: ‘I’ll do every little thing to make sure we stay the masters of our future and our lives. 

‘However this sovereignty additionally acts by the stronger, extra autonomous and extra united EU that now we have in-built 2020.’  

Commentators have advised that Mr Macron’s father has grow to be irritated by how the French head of state has portrayed his maternal grandmother, college instructor Germaine Noguès, as the lady who developed his mind reasonably than his mother and father.

Jean-Michel is a professor of neurology on the College of Picardy, and is divorced from Macron’s mom Françoise Noguès who can also be a physician.

Ms Nogues and Macron’s spouse Brigitte, 67, are additionally identified to be pleasant however the French president hardly ever talks about his mother and father.

Within the interview with Le Monde, Jean Michel condemned the ‘narcisissm’ of French politics and criticised Emmanuel for permitting himself to be photographed in shiny magazines.

He stated ‘Emmanuel is a good actor, a seducer. That’s helpful in politics.

‘Emmanuel is able to drawing from everybody who may be of service to him.’ 

Britain left the EU at 11pm final night time, four-and-a-half years after Britons voted by a margin of 52 to 48 per cent within the June 2016 referendum which was referred to as by the then Prime Minister David Cameron.

The chimes of Huge Ben rang out at 11pm – midnight on the Continent – marking the UK’s departure from the EU’s single market and customs union.

In his New 12 months message, Boris Johnson – who performed a decisive position within the Go away marketing campaign’s victory within the referendum – hailed Britain’s departure, calling it ‘a tremendous second’. He added the UK now had ‘freedom in our arms’ and ‘it’s as much as us to profit from it’.

Referencing the top of the Brexit transition interval, the Prime Minister stated the UK could be ‘free to do issues in a different way, and if essential higher, than our mates within the EU’ in 2021. 

Mr Johnson declared in his message: ‘That is a tremendous second for this nation. We’ve our freedom in our arms and it’s as much as us to profit from it.’ 

Underneath the post-Brexit settlement struck on Christmas Eve, the EU will hand over solely 25 per cent of the worth of fish caught in UK waters – with a five-and-a-half-year transition interval reasonably than 80 per cent over three years initially demanded by the UK.

French fishing bosses welcomed the deal after they’d feared No Deal as a result of they’d have been locked out of British waters.

Drivers smiled and waved to customs officers who checked their paperwork digitally earlier than permitting them to cross the 31 miles between Folkestone and Calais by rail final night time. In France the primary vehicles had been met by the Mayor of Calais, Natacha Bouchart. 

In his New Year video address from the Elysee Palace, Paris, Mr Macron questioned the strength of Britain's sovereignty following its departure from the European Union

In his New 12 months video handle from the Elysee Palace, Paris, Mr Macron questioned the energy of Britain’s sovereignty following its departure from the European Union

Jean-Michel Macron (pictured in 2017 with his ex-wife and Macron's mother Francoise Nogues-Macron) spoke publicly about his son for the first time since he entered office in 2017 and denounced him as a 'self-serving' politician

Jean-Michel Macron (pictured in 2017 together with his ex-wife and Macron’s mom Francoise Nogues-Macron) spoke publicly about his son for the primary time since he entered workplace in 2017 and denounced him as a ‘self-serving’ politician 

Financial system to rebound at quickest price since WW2 to rise 8% in 2021 

Britain’s economic system will develop at its quickest price for the reason that Second World Battle this 12 months because it bounces again from Covid, consultants predict at this time.

Nationwide earnings is about to rise by 8 per cent in 2021 – fuelled by billions in financial savings that Britons are itching to spend.

And the Brexit deal is anticipated to additional enhance the economic system within the coming months.

The upbeat forecast comes on the day Britain embarks on a brand new buying and selling relationship with the EU.

The Centre for Economics and Enterprise Analysis stated the economic system would profit from vaccines, the Brexit deal and Donald Trump’s departure from the White Home. 

Indicators of optimism have been evident for the reason that Christmas Eve Brexit deal and had been bolstered this week by the approval of the Oxford vaccine.The pound ended 2020 on a excessive, hitting its strongest degree of the 12 months towards the greenback.

And the FTSE 100 completed the 12 months 23 per cent forward of its low level in March – though it’s nonetheless 14 per cent decrease than 12 months in the past.

 

The primary ferries between Calais and Dover and the UK and Eire additionally arrived with no delays as Britain lastly broke free from EU guidelines at 11pm on Thursday, only a day after MPs voted by the last-minute deal Boris Johnson secured with the Bloc to keep away from a No Deal Brexit.

The UK’s ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn, stated issues had been ‘working easily’ because the post-Brexit preparations entered into power.

He visited the port at Calais and the Eurotunnel terminal ‘to see the state of affairs on the bottom’. 

Nevertheless there have been reviews of a small variety of lorries being unable to board at Holyhead sure for Eire as a result of they didn’t have the right paperwork.

The seismic breakaway got here practically four-and-a-half years after Britons voted by a margin of 52 to 48 per cent within the June 2016 referendum which was referred to as by the then Prime Minister David Cameron.

Huge Ben chimed at 11pm, when the Prime Minister is known to have marked the event together with his household in Downing Avenue.

Celebrations had been muted by the coronavirus pandemic however Eurosceptic MPs, as soon as derided as fringe eccentrics on the margins of the Conservative Celebration, expressed their delight.

Sir Invoice Money stated it was a ‘victory for democracy and sovereignty’, whereas Sir John Redwood stated he seemed ahead to utilizing the ‘new freedoms and alternatives now open to international Britain’.

Former Ukip chief Nigel Farage, who performed a key position within the 2016 referendum, stated: ‘Sure, we spare a thought for Northern Eire and our fishermen, however it is a second to rejoice 2021 as an unbiased United Kingdom. It is a disgrace the pubs aren’t open.’

In his New 12 months message, Mr Johnson – who performed a decisive position within the Go away marketing campaign’s victory within the referendum – hailed Britain’s departure, calling it ‘a tremendous second’. He added the UK now had ‘freedom in our arms’ and ‘it’s as much as us to profit from it’.

Referencing the top of the Brexit transition interval, the Prime Minister stated the UK could be ‘free to do issues in a different way, and if essential higher, than our mates within the EU’ in 2021.

The breakaway got here because the port of Dover was pictured fully devoid of site visitors amid fears of rapid post-Brexit queues, with the site visitors anticipated to choose up on Monday.

Boris Johnson signed his Brexit trade deal with the EU as he brought the curtain down on four years of wrangling over the UK's split from Brussels

Boris Johnson signed his Brexit commerce cope with the EU as he introduced the curtain down on 4 years of wrangling over the UK’s break up from Brussels

The first cross channel ferry departs the Port of Dover heading for France, following the end of the Brexit transition period, from Dover

The primary cross channel ferry departs the Port of Dover heading for France, following the top of the Brexit transition interval, from Dover

A police officers staffs the entrance to the Port of Dover, southeast England, on January 1 where they are checking drivers have documentation showing a negative Covid-19 test

A law enforcement officials staffs the doorway to the Port of Dover, southeast England, on January 1 the place they’re checking drivers have documentation displaying a unfavorable Covid-19 take a look at

Nicola Sturgeon urges the EU to ‘maintain the sunshine on’ and says Scotland can be ‘again quickly’ because the Brexit transition interval involves an finish

Nicola Sturgeon defiantly urged the European Union to ‘maintain the sunshine on’ for an unbiased Scotland as Brexit lastly happened.

The Scottish First Minister –  who needs a brand new independence referendum – stated her nation could be ‘again quickly’ because the UK stop the bloc after greater than 40 years. 

Membership of the only market and customs union expired at 11pm – 4 and a half years after the in-out referendum which sought to settle the difficulty however sparked political turmoil.

The bells of Huge Ben had been rung because the UK left each the EU’s single market and the customs union.  

The chimes of Huge Ben rang out at 11pm – midnight on the Continent – marking the UK’s departure from the EU’s single market and customs union. 

However the SNP chief Ms Sturgeon, who’s strongly against Brexit, wrote on Twitter: ‘Scotland can be again quickly, Europe. Preserve the sunshine on.’

It got here as hardcore Remainers insisted that the marketing campaign to rejoin the EU would start instantly. 

Nicola Sturgeon urged the European Union to 'keep the light on' and said Scotland would be 'back soon' as the Brexit transition period came to an end on Thursday.

Nicola Sturgeon urged the European Union to ‘maintain the sunshine on’ and stated Scotland could be ‘again quickly’ because the Brexit transition interval got here to an finish on Thursday.

Scottish first minister Miss Sturgeon, who is strongly opposed to Brexit, wrote on Twitter on Thursday: 'Scotland will be back soon, Europe. Keep the light on'

Scottish first minister Miss Sturgeon, who’s strongly against Brexit, wrote on Twitter on Thursday: ‘Scotland can be again quickly, Europe. Preserve the sunshine on’

Labour peer and former minister Lord Adonis tweeted: ‘The marketing campaign to rejoin Europe begins at this time.’

Ms Sturgeon heads into Holyrood elections in Could anticipating to win an amazing majority for the SNP, which can improve the strain on Boris Johnson to permit a brand new independence referendum, one thing he’s refusing to do.

The nation voted 45-55 in favour of staying a part of the UK in 2014, however the newest opinion polls present a majority in favour of a break up.

In distinction to her paean to Brussels, Scottish Tory chief Douglas Ross issued an upbeat New 12 months message.

‘Because the bells ring out at midnight to mark the beginning of 2021, we should always look ahead with hope,’ he stated.

‘If we pull collectively as a rustic, as an alternative of making an attempt to reopen previous constitutional wounds, we are able to rebuild a greater, brighter future.’

Ms Sturgeon’s newest trace at her urge to press forward with making Scotland and unbiased nation got here after she savaged Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Christmas Day.

Hitting out on the settlement reached on Christmas Eve, Miss Sturgeon stated the deal confirmed it was time for Scotland to ‘chart our personal future as an unbiased, European nation’.

She stated Britain’s departure was occurring towards her will and accused the PM of ‘cultural vandalism’ for ending the Erasmus programme, which permits college students to check in Europe.   

‘Scotland didn’t vote for any of this and our place is clearer than ever,’ she stated. 

‘Scotland now has the appropriate to decide on its personal future as an unbiased nation and as soon as extra regain the advantages of EU membership.

‘It beggars perception that within the midst of a pandemic and financial recession, Scotland has been compelled out of the EU single market and customs union with all of the injury to jobs that may convey.

In contrast to her paean to Brussels, Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross issued an upbeat New Year message

In distinction to her paean to Brussels, Scottish Tory chief Douglas Ross issued an upbeat New 12 months message

The bells of Big Ben were rung the UK left both the EU's single market and the customs union

The bells of Huge Ben had been rung the UK left each the EU’s single market and the customs union

‘A deal is best than No Deal. However, simply because, on the eleventh hour, the UK Authorities has determined to desert the thought of a No Deal final result, it shouldn’t distract from the truth that they’ve chosen a tough Brexit, stripping away so lots of the advantages of EU membership.

‘And whereas we don’t but have full particulars on the character of the deal, it seems main guarantees made by the UK Authorities on fisheries have been damaged and the extent of those damaged guarantees will grow to be obvious to all very quickly.’

She stated individuals in Scotland had voted overwhelmingly to stay within the EU, ‘however their views have been ignored’. 

The historic post-Brexit cope with the EU on Christmas Eve got here 4 years after 62 per cent of Scots backed stay within the 2016 referendum.

Miss Sturgeon added: ‘This can be a far tougher Brexit than may have been imagined when the EU referendum happened, damaging and disrupting this nation’s economic system and society on the worst attainable time.

‘We’re doing every little thing we are able to to mitigate towards the implications of the UK Authorities’s actions – however we can not avert each unfavorable final result.

Her latest hint at her urge to press ahead with making Scotland and independent country came after she savaged Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Christmas Day

 Her newest trace at her urge to press forward with making Scotland and unbiased nation got here after she savaged Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Christmas Day

‘We all know that companies are already struggling below the burden of Covid-19, and are actually confronted with the necessity to put together for this difficult Brexit in little greater than every week’s time.

‘We are going to do all we are able to to assist them and are issuing up to date data and recommendation and urge these most affected, together with companies, to organize.’ 

Writing on Twitter in regards to the Erasmus programme, Miss Sturgeon stated: ‘There can be a number of focus, rightly, on the financial prices of Brexit.

‘However ending UK participation in Erasmus, an initiative that has expanded alternatives and horizons for therefore many younger individuals, is cultural vandalism by the UK Authorities.’

Miss Sturgeon’s Scottish Nationalist Celebration plans to enter subsequent 12 months’s Holyrood elections aiming for a recent mandate from voters for a second independence referendum.

The primary minister has beforehand stated that if Scotland opted for independence she would attempt to re-join the EU. 

Nevertheless, questions stay about whether or not an unbiased Scotland could be allowed to grow to be a member of the bloc. 

The SNP’s current foreign money coverage – it seeks to maintain the pound – conflicts with the EU’s diktat that every one new members should undertake the Euro.  

Membership would additionally imply giving up management of swathes of coverage areas similar to over fisheries and attainable commerce obstacles with England.

It may additionally imply a tough border is imposed between England and Scotland.   

In his New Year message, Mr Johnson - who played a decisive role in the Leave campaign's victory in the referendum - said: 'This is an amazing moment for this country. We have our freedom in our hands and it is up to us to make the most of it'

In his New 12 months message, Mr Johnson – who performed a decisive position within the Go away marketing campaign’s victory within the referendum – stated: ‘That is a tremendous second for this nation. We’ve our freedom in our arms and it’s as much as us to profit from it’ 

It stays to be seen if the Brexit deal will improve assist for independence amongst Scots.

In his New 12 months message, Mr Johnson – who performed a decisive position within the Go away marketing campaign’s victory within the referendum – stated: ‘That is a tremendous second for this nation. We’ve our freedom in our arms and it’s as much as us to profit from it.’ 

Referencing the top of the Brexit transition interval, the Prime Minister stated the UK could be ‘free to do issues in a different way, and if essential higher, than our mates within the EU’ in 2021.

He stated Britain will ‘work with companions around the globe, not simply to sort out local weather change however to create the thousands and thousands of high-skilled jobs this nation will needn’t simply this 12 months – 2021 – as we bounce again from Covid, however within the years to come back’.

The PM added: ‘I believe it will likely be the overwhelming intuition of the individuals of this nation to come back collectively as one United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire working collectively to specific our values around the globe.’

He concluded: ‘I imagine 2021 is above all of the 12 months after we will finally do these on a regular basis issues that now appear misplaced prior to now. Bathed in a rosy glow of nostalgia, going to the pub, concert events, theatres, eating places, or just holding arms with our family members within the regular method.

‘We’re nonetheless a method off from that – there are powerful weeks and months forward. However we are able to see that illuminated signal that marks the top of the journey, and much more necessary, we are able to see with rising readability how we’re going to get there. And that’s what offers me such confidence about 2021.’

Underneath the brand new preparations, freedom of motion rights will finish, and whereas UK residents will nonetheless be capable to journey for work or pleasure, there can be completely different guidelines.

Passports have to be legitimate for greater than six months, visas or permits could also be wanted for lengthy stays, pets will want a well being certificates and drivers will want further paperwork.

The automated proper to stay and work within the EU additionally ceases, and the UK will now not participate within the Erasmus pupil change programme. 



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