Emmanuel Macron says United Kingdom could get 'special' deal with European Union after Brexit

Mrs May and Mr Macron enjoyed a Michelin-starred lunch at a Berkshire pub earlier in the day, while the Prime Minister - speaking partly in French at a reception at London's V&A museum on Thursday night - paid tribute to the large number of French nationals living in the UK.

When asked by Marr about how France would fare in a ballot over its European Union future, Mr Macron conceded he'd probably lose.

"You always take a risk when you have such a referendum, just "Yes" or "No" in a very complicated broadcast", he told the broadcaster.

The globalist poster boy made the comments during an interview with BBC presenter Andrew Marr. Probably in a similar context.

When asked if he wakes up in the morning worrying about Mr Trump's tweets, Mr Macron said: "I think we should not overplay the situation and these tweets". "Towards free market without any rules and any convergence".

The French President Emmanuel Macron has said it will be possible for the United Kingdom to have a "special, bespoke" deal with the European Union after Brexit.

Financial services is one of the sectors in which France hopes to seize an increased share of the European Union market after Brexit.

Also appearing on the show, Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell claimed he agreed with Mr Macron's assessment that Brexit was due to a sense that "neoliberalism has alienated people".

He said: 'This special way should be consistent with the preservation of the single market and our collective interests. She has, however, noted that a comprehensive trade deal covering goods and services is in the interest of both the United Kingdom and EU.

In the BBC interview, Macron went on to say that he has a "very strong" relationship with Trump, noting that the billionaire USA leader isn't a "classical politician".

The Elysee official said the loan fitted into Macron's strategy for the revival of European sovereignty and democracy, detailed in a speech in Athens in September past year during which he spoke about the importance of cultural and historic ties between European nations.