UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, France this morning
Macron meets Johnson in Paris: Macron calls the backstop “not just legal quibbling” but “genuine, indispensable guarantees”. Not a great start.
— Tom Newton Dunn (@tnewtondunn) August 22, 2019
Macron plays along with Johnson’s 30 day Brexit deadline, for diplomatic reasons, but then adds there is very little chance of renegotiating the withdrawal agreement. Msg is clear from France: we want to be seen to have given you one last chance but….
— Dan Sabbagh (@dansabbagh) August 22, 2019