Boris Johnson tells Emmanuel Macron to ‘get a grip’ and ‘donnez-moi un break’

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Boris Johnson has called on Emmanuel Macron to “catch up” and “donez-moi un brake” after France’s furious reaction to Britain’s defense deal with the US and Australia.

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Paris has dubbed last week’s Ocas agreement a “stab in the back” as it saw Canberra sign a 56bn euro deal for French diesel-electric submarines in favor of nuclear-powered ships from the US.

French ambassadors from Washington and Canberra were recalled, and a senior minister in the Macron administration said the same response was not received by London simply because Britain was a “junior partner” in the deal.

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Mr Johnson tried to assuage France’s anger earlier this week and insisted Macron had no reason to worry about the Auckus deal and expressed his “unbreakable” commitment to Britain’s cross-Channel neighbour. Declared love and admiration.

But speaking in Washington today, he took a more confrontational line, expressing jealousy of the French stance.

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Credit: www.independent.co.uk /

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