Eurosceptics see Macron win as bad news for Brexit

Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage said Macron would be European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker's "puppet" while the Leave.EU campaign group compared his election win on Sunday to France's surrender to Nazi Germany.

Eurosceptics see Macron win as bad news for Brexit

World Bulletin / News Desk

British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated France's incoming president Emmanuel Macron but eurosceptics reacted angrily on Monday to his election victory, saying it was bad news for the Brexit talks.

"France's new hope puts cloud over Brexit," read a front-page headline in the Daily Telegraph.

The paper said Macron could be expected to "continue with France's already tough stance on Brexit".

In the Daily Mail, which also supported Britain's shock vote to leave the EU last year, columnist Robert Hardman wrote that Macron "stands alongside those who favour the big stick rather than the big carrot".

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