Outrage as president Macron says Brexit is the product of 'lies and false promises' in annual address delivered hours after his own father denounced him as a 'self-serving' politician | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Outrage as president Macron says Brexit is the product of 'lies and false promises' in annual address delivered hours after his own father denounced him as a 'self-serving' politician

Emmanuel Macron sparked fury today by claiming Brexit was the product of 'lies and false promises' in a bitter broadside at Britain's departure from the EU.

The French president lashed out at the UK's decision to quit the block on the night it finally took place, more than four years after the Brexit referendum.

He used his New Year address to his nation to castigate the UK's decision to go it alone after agreeing a trade deal which could damage the French fishing fleet - and his grip on power.

In the address delivered from the Elysee Palace, Paris, Mr Macron questioned the strength of Britain's sovereignty following its departure from the European Union.

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