No Deal is ‘SO RADICAL’ Britain will NOT do it: France mocks UK’s hard Brexit threats

One of President Emmanuel Macron’s MPs, Alexandre Holyroyd, told Politico that he was calm with regards to a no-deal Brexit as a degree of agreement is “inevitable” and the most concerning issue for him is the government’s in-fighting.

Mr Holyroyd, who represents UK people living in France, said: “Frankly I don’t think that there’s a real concern in France about a no-deal.

“The idea of a no-deal seems so radical that it is difficult to imagine it.”

According to the World Trading Organisation, the economic costs for France if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal are not huge.

The International Monetary Fund revealed last month that while the EU as a whole would suffer a 1.5 percent hit to its GDP, the cost to France would be just 0.2 percent.

As time goes by, more and more top politicians have said that it is becoming more possible that there will be a no deal Brexit.

The UK’s Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that there is a 60 percent chance of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Mr Holyroyd also said: “The most concerning issue is that we might end up in a difficult situation because of the very complex political balance in the UK.

“It is difficult to imagine a clear majority who could win there. Internal political calculations could undermine the final Brexit deal”.

Mr Macron is supporting a proposal led by the Tory MP George Freeman to create a new cross-party coalition of MPs who are opposed to a no-deal Brexit.

The French chief sent a letter to the Tory MP saying: “I would like to welcome your initiative and wish you all the best for the success of the new edition of this event.”

Theresa May cut short her summer holiday in Italy to meet with Macron at the end of July in a bid to persuade him to accept her Chequers deal.

Mr Holyroyd met with David Lidington as part of his diplomatic work before Macron’s summit with Mrs May.