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Daily Brexit Update: Tuesday 7th August 2018
The former UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague has warned the French President, Emanuel Macron, not to stand in the way of a potential EU/UK Brexit deal.
Lord Hague said that the government had already identified the French president as 'the biggest national obstacle' to any agreement. Writing in the Telegraph, Hague predicts that Macron will continue to stand by his hardline approach and also compared him to President Charles de Gaulle who famously kept saying 'Non' to the UK joining the then common market back in the 1960s.
The SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has warned that Theresa May risks what the SNP views as a deeply damaging no-deal Brexit.
But this has to be viewed through the prism of the SNP needing the EU crutch in order to leave the UK.
Tory MEP Dan Hannan, says that the US and China want a deal with the UK:
The United States and China – the largest and second-largest economies in the world – both say they want free trade with Britain after Brexit. We'd be crazy not to grab the opportunity. https://t.co/TmWlHp0wUG
— Daniel Hannan (@DanielJHannan) August 6, 2018
Julia Hartley-Brewer talks Brexit with Lord Adonis and Nigel Lawson (video):
But according to some, Macron does not believe that May's Brexit position is credible (video):
While the UKIP leader, Gerard Batten, goes with the constant erosion of free expression:
Whatever you think of Alex Jones’ Info Wars, YouTube closing it down is part of a programme to shut down alternative media. Yesterday on the BBC it was said, ‘he hasn’t broken the law he has broken their (YouTube’s) laws’. Only the criminal law or the laws of libel should apply.
— Gerard Batten MEP (@GerardBattenMEP) August 7, 2018
As does the former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage:
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) August 6, 2018