The French leader gave three possible options for the UK now, which are a no-deal Brexit, further negotiations with the EU and taking further time to renegotiate an outcome. Mr Macron had been debating with local officials in Normandy for seven hours when he was informed about the record result of the UK vote. President Macron told mayors: “First option, they go towards a no deal. They say: ‘there is no deal’. That’s scary for everybody. The first losers in this would be the British.
He added: “Second option, they tell us – in my view, that’s what they’ll do, I know them a bit – ‘we’ll try to improve what we can get from the Europeans and we’ll get back for a vote’.
“In that case, we’ll look into it, maybe we’ll make improvements on one or two things, but I don’t really think so because we’ve reached the maximum of what we could do with the deal and we won’t, just to solve Britain’s domestic political issues, stop defending European interests.
“There’s a third option, which is to say – and in my view they’ll start with the second option and then we’ll eventually end up with the third – ‘actually, we’re going to take more time to renegotiate something’
“It creates a great deal of uncertainty and worries.”
The shocking results of the Brexit vote has provoked Jeremy Corbyn to call a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister.
If a majority of MPs were to back Mr Corbyn’s motion, the Government could fall and a general election could be triggered.
However, Tory and DUP MPs have said they would support Theresa May in the no-confidence vote.
After the defeat last night, Mr Corbyn said: “The most important issue facing us is that the Government has lost the confidence of this House of Commons and this country.
“I therefore inform you I have tabled a motion of no-confidence in this Government and I’m pleased this motion will be debated tomorrow.
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson said the scale of the defeat gave Mrs May a “massive mandate” to re-negotiate.