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Macron: UK must pay for City deal after Brexit
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Posted: 19/01/18 - 08:27
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Emmanuel Macron has warned Theresa May the UK will have to pay into the EU's coffers in order to secure a Brexit trade deal on financial services.

Speaking alongside the Prime Minister during his first visit to Britain since being elected, the French president insisted he was "here neither to punish nor reward" over Brexit.

But Mr Macron appeared to stick to the stance of the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, who has said a post-Brexit deal on financial services is unlikely, unless the UK pays into the Brussels budget and accepts the jurisdiction of EU judges.

Outlining a choice for the UK, the French leader claimed Britain will have to opt for a relationship with the EU along the lines of that held by either Norway or Canada.

I Call Bull: Once again taking a position of arrogance and opposition to make it as difficult and expensive as possible, I think its time we showed some teeth and reminded France how much they depend on our custom to keep their economy afloat

The amount that we are paying for this divorce should cover both goods and services and not a penny more should be paid

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