French president says UK in for tough time if it demands hard Brexit


At a European Council meeting in Brussels, François Hollande said negotiations over Britain's future relationship with the European Union 'will be hard' if London adopts a 'hard Brexit' approach, while European Parliament president Martin Schulz said restrictions on immigration would mean an economic cost for the UK.

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Theresa May has been issued a warning from the French president that the EU is prepared to make things difficult for the UK if she pursues a tough approach to Brexit negotiations including a stringent clampdown on immigration, reports The Guardian.