Macron hits back at Truss over comment ‘jury out’ on whether he is a friend or foe

Ally claims her remarks were ‘light-hearted’

Kate Devlin
Whitehall Editor
,Adam Forrest
Friday 26 August 2022 18:34 BST
Macron hits back at Truss over claim ‘jury out’ on whether he’s friend or foe

The president of France has hit back at Liz Truss after the Tory leadership frontrunner said the jury was out on whether he was a friend or a foe.

Emmanuel Macron described Britain as an ally and said its people would always be friends of France, despite the occasional errors made by its leaders.

“Britain is a friend of France, I don’t doubt that for a second,” he said when asked about the remarks by Ms Truss, who is widely expected to become Britain’s next prime minister.

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