FRENCH President Francois Hollande warned Theresa May yesterday to stop dragging her feet over Brexit.
Speaking during a visit to Ireland ahead of a meeting with the Prime Minister in Paris last night, Mr Hollande said Britain should trigger article 50 of the European Union constitution — the exit clause — without delay.
“First we spoke of September, then October and now December,” he said. “There need to be justifications. If it is to delay the negotiation, which itself could take time, I think it would create a damaging uncertainty.”
German industry association the VDMA said some firms were delaying investment in Britain due to uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote.
Meanwhile, in Warsaw, the Visegrad group of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary held a meeting.
Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice party wants more autonomy for EU member states, arguing that it would make membership more attractive and prevent other countries from leaving.