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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:

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:

As does the former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage:

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