In an interview with the Daily Express our Shanker Singham, our Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies said that Emmanuel Macron will be too busy dealing with the many internal challenges France faces that he simply won't have time to involve himself in the UK leaving the EU, as many have predicted.
“I’m not sure how much power Macron is actually going have because the first thing he has got to do is figure out how he is going to govern France, let alone figure out the European side of things.
“It is going to be very difficult for him to govern France. The problem that he has is the people who voted for Marine Le Pen are voting for a set of policies that basically are diametrically opposite to the policies Macron has.
“So it’s not as if you have two people who have broadly similar positions and then differ on a view things: they are absolutely diametrically opposed.”
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