The French President kickstarted his campaign for the European Parliament elections in May by writing an open letter published in newspapers in all 28 European states on his vision for the future of the European Union. But his words attracted the criticism of French MEP Christine Revault d’Allonnes-Bonnefoy who accused Emmanuel Macron of being two-faced like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
She told Euronews: “When Emmanuel Macron speaks or writes about Europe it’s good but his acts are so different.
“We have Dr Emmanuel and Mr Macron and the problem is there.
“This is the gap between what he says and what he does.
“For example, the asylum package, he says we have to be stronger in Europe to welcome more refugees but all the French ports were closed when the boats were arriving around the coast.
“He’s not the saviour. This is about people and parties and democracy, not one man being the solution.
“I really hate the fact that we could find a man to be the saviour.”
In his letter, President Macron also launched an anti-Brexit rant warning the UK’s exit is a “danger” to the future of the EU.
He wrote: “Never since the second world war has Europe been so essential. Yet never has Europe been in such danger.
“Brexit stands as the symbol of that. It symbolises the crisis of a Europe that has failed to respond to its peoples’ need for protection from the major shocks of the modern world. It also symbolises the European trap.”
Mr Macron added: “The trap lies not in being part of the European Union; the trap is in the lie and the irresponsibility that can destroy it.
“Who told the British people the truth about their post-Brexit future? Who spoke to them about losing access to the EU market?
“Who mentioned the risks to peace in Ireland of restoring the border?
“Retreating into nationalism offers nothing; it is rejection without an alternative.
“And this is the trap that threatens the whole of Europe: the anger mongers, backed by fake news, promise anything and everything.”