Macron was speaking after an EU summit in Salzburg at which the 27 other European Union leaders warned Prime Minister Theresa May her plan for Britain's exit from the club needs more work before a key October summit.
Friday’s Telegraph: “‘Brexit is the choice of the British people…pushed by those who predicted easy solutions…Those people are liars’” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday (via @AllieHBNews) pic.twitter.com/Iwbb7mtgPk
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) September 20, 2018
“Brexit is a choice made by the British people and a choice that was pushed by certain people who predicted easy solutions,” Macron said, referring to the
Britain's June 2016 Brexit referendum campaign.
Well done to @EmmanuelMacron for telling the world the truth. The people of Britain where lied to by the hard-line Brexiteers and they are still lying to us. The only good deal we will ever get is the one we have got. A #PeoplesVote can #StopBrexit pic.twitter.com/TNwO9bHXii
— Red Moon #FBPE (@Undercover_mole) September 20, 2018
He is insulting the liars who pushed brexit on a false prospectus. It is a shame our leaders don’t have the courage to do the same.
— Nick Ramoner #FBPE (@SalohcinSmith) September 21, 2018
#Brexit liars hit back at Emmanuel Macron for calling them liars
Well if the British media are unwilling to call them out for what they are, thank goodness for a true statesman saying it as it is.
— Peter Timmins ?? ?? ?? (@petertimmins3) September 21, 2018
“So Brexit tells us something — and it is with total respect for British sovereignty that I say this — it shows us that those who told us that they
could easily do without Europe, that everything would go well, that it's easy and would gain them a lot of money are liars,” he told reporters
“And what's more, they left the next day so they didn't have to handle it,” he added.
WATCH: French President @EmmanuelMacron makes clear that “those who say that we can easily be without Europe, that everything is going to be fine, that it’s easy and will bring us lots of money are liars” #PeoplesVote pic.twitter.com/7j4vOoANs6
— People's Vote UK (@peoplesvote_uk) September 20, 2018
Macron did not say who he was targeting with his “liars” remark, but Britain's former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and former Brexit negotiator David Davis — who both campaigned strongly for Britain to leave the EU — resigned in recent months during talks on the divorce deal.
Both have also turned against May's latest negotiating position, complicating her position as she tries to agree Brexit terms with Europe and hold her governing majority together in the British parliament.