Liz Truss, the clear candidate to become the next British Prime Minister, Answer this quick question about the French president….
“President Macron, friend or foe? The jury is out”.
She was loudly praised by Conservative Party members, adding:
“But if I become prime minister, I will judge him by deeds, not words.”
But what does this really say? Has the historical rivalry returned? Are the UK and France enemies again?
In the heart of the Conservative Party, the local counties, in the south of England, the vast majority of the Conservatives voted for Britain’s exit from the European Union.
And in a city like Royal Tunbridge Wells, many see France as the villain in their reality. After Britain leaves the European UnionShe defended Truss’ position and her right to express her opinion.
Apparently Liz Truss was playing in the Tory Show. But is this rhetoric likely to cause further damage between the UK, the EU and France?
“It’s not a very wise statement, I think, to say about those close to you that they are being turned by friend or foe. We all know that’s not the real goal and I think that makes it more difficult. There is also one certainty,” says David Hennig, director of the European Center for Economics. And UK International Politics: “The British sense of humor is down there and it makes it really hard to unravel that and politics and international relations, we seem to be stuck more than that.”
Many may have already wondered whether the next prime minister would take a different approach to Europe. Although the jury is still out, Liz Truss… has already started nailing some of her colors to the mast.
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