French minister MOCKS UK uncertainty over leaving EU by naming her cat ‘Brexit’


The French government’s lead in Brexit talks said she chose her pet’s name because her cat meows loudly to be let out each morning, but then does not go outside when she opens the door. 

Ms Loiseau said to Le Journal du Dimanche: “He wakes me up every morning meowing to death because he wants to go out. 

“But when I open the door he stays put, undecided, and then glares at me when I put him out.”

European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said warned today an extension of Article 50 later than the end of March would only make sense if it increased the chances of a deal being agreed.

He said to a news conference: “Does an extension increase the chances of ratification of withdrawal agreement? What would be the purpose and outcome? 

“How can we ensure that, at the end of a possible extension, we are not back in the same situation as today?

“If Theresa May requests an extension before the European Council on Thursday, it will be for the 27 leaders to assess the reason and usefulness.

“EU leaders will need a concrete plan from the UK in order to be able to make an informed decision.”

French President Emmanuel Macron has hinted he could block the Brexit delay if the UK does not have a valid reason to justify it.

Ms Loiseau also has also taken a tough approach to Brexit negotiations in the past.

This includes shooting down UK ideas and warning about the risks of a no-deal Brexit.

Back in October, she even suggested a no deal Brexit was a better option than Mrs May’s proposals for the future relationship of the UK and EU. 

Ms Loiseau then taunted the British Prime Minister with her own phrase: “No deal is better than a bad deal.”

She will also be the top candidate for Mr Macron’s party in the European Parliament elections, which will be begin on May 23.

The minister will face Marine Le Pen, who will be leading a far-right agenda. 

Meanwhile, British MPs could be heading back to the Commons this week to vote on Mrs May’s deal for a third time, as long as it has fundamentally changed. 


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