“He looks desperate and pathetic” A former aide to Thatcher lashes out at Macron after he labelled Boris a “clown”.

Whether it was the French having access to British waters to fish or the UK leaving the EU, Emmanuel Macron has been a harsh critic of Britain, ready to get angry if things don’t go his own way.

But nothing was as over the top as when President Macron labelled the UK PM a “clown” and “knucklehead” during a conversation with the press.

This total disrespect of another nation’s leader has certainly increased tensions. We could see a future diplomatic row over the remarks made.

Mr Macron made the remarks about Boris after claiming to a group of journalists in Croatia that Boris was using the French as a scapegoat because Brexit is becoming a catastrophe for the UK.

With this came a retaliation comment by a former aide to Margaret Thatcher. According to the Express, Nile Gardiner stuck it to the French President, saying: “It is a bit rich of Macron to be calling Boris a clown because Macron is one of the least popular presidents in French history.”

“He is seen as a hugely out-of-touch leader by most French people.”
“His anti-British rhetoric doesn’t play well for most French voters.”

“Macron is on a vendetta against the UK – he has called Brexit a crime, and this is pathetic posturing from a sinking presidency that is desperately lashing out at the UK because frankly, Brexit has been a great success.”

“That is very upsetting to euro-federalists like Macron as they don’t want to see Britain succeed.”

Nile didn’t hold back and continued to say: “At the end of the day, Macron is an extremely petty-minded individual who believes in creating constant conflict with the British people.”
“This is a strategy that will hurt France, and the French will tire of this tedious anti-British approach.”

“It won’t help him at the polls as he looks like a bitter person when French voters have bigger concerns than attacking the British.”

“He wants to appear as a big world leader, but the French people can see through that.”

“This hate-fuelled language won’t help him at the polls.”

“He looks desperate and pathetic.”