Sun Sep 8th, 2019 at 03:26:59 PM EST
France says 'non' to Brexit delay
Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that under the current circumstances France won't offer the UK another extension to its withdrawal from the EU. "We're not going to do this every three months," he said.
There's no guarantee the UK will ever get its act together.
"The (British) say that they want to put forward other solutions, alternative arrangements so that they can leave," he added, referring to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's promises to find a way out of the backstop mechanism for Northern Ireland, the main sticking point.
"But we have not seen them and so it is 'no'... let the British authorities tell us the way forward," he said. "Let them take responsibility for their situation... They have to tell us what they want."
They can't say what they want because they don't know what they want. Or, rather, they know what they want: to have all the rights and privileges of EU membership without the duties, responsibilities, and costs of membership, and that's not going to happen.