'Emmanuel Macron will be better for Brexit than Marine Le Pen', says journalist

'Emmanuel Macron will be more beneficial to the UK than Marine Le Pen', says journalist

Emmanuel Macron has won the French Presidential election (Stock image)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Emmanuel Macron will work out better for the UK than Marine Le Pen would have done, but he will still reject Theresa May's vision of Brexit.

That's according to Peter Foster, Europe editor at the Daily Telegraph, who spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the impact Macron's victory will have on Britain's exit negotiations.

Macron won the Presidential election by 66.06% to 33.94%, defeating the far-right candidate Le Pen.

Foster told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Macron won't compromise on what Brexit means for the UK as he believes Brexit is a dangerous rejection of Europe as a project, but Le Pen would have implemented far more harmful policies for us.

Foster also thinks that many voted for Emmanuel Macron because they couldn't face Le Pen.

However, he added that despite the National Front's defeat, there was still a substantial amount of the electorate who voted for it, showing there is support for hardline nationalism.

Listen to the full interview above