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'EU cannot remain uncertain': Macron demands Brexit ‘rapid clarification' after May resignation


Added 05-24-19 11:37:02am EST - “Divided reactions to Theresa May's long-expected resignation are coming in from around the world, with the principal concern being the state of Brexit negotiations as the timeframe to strike a deal dwindles rapidly.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “'EU cannot remain uncertain': Macron demands Brexit ‘rapid clarification’ after May resignation ”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

May’s resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom marked the end of her tenure and failure to negotiate a deal to depart the EU altogether, part of the reason her own exit is being met with mixed reactions.

While France’s Emmanuel Macron hailed May’s "courageous work" in attempting to negotiate Brexit, he quickly added that the “smooth functioning of the EU,” remained the priority, and that “rapid clarification" from London now is required.

It is too early to speculate on the consequences of this decision. The principles of the European Union will continue to apply, including the priority to preserve the smooth functioning of the EU, which requires a quick clarification. We cannot remain indefinitely uncertain on Brexit.

The French president has taken a hardline stance on the issue, pushing for the UK to make a timely leave in order to keep it from “polluting” the EU after the current October 31 cut-off date.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz also chimed in, tweeting his hope that “reason will prevail in the UK” and that May’s successor “will see to an orderly Brexit."

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