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Emmanuel Macron is left isolated on his EU high horse at Brexit summit 

Emmanuel Macron is among the EU leaders meeting to consider a British request for a Brexit extension this evening. 
Emmanuel Macron is among the EU leaders meeting to consider a British request for a Brexit extension this evening.  Credit: AFP

Emmanuel Macron will find himself isolated at tonight’s European Union summit in Brussels, after overplaying his hand by threatening Britain with a no deal Brexit.

There is no appetite among the rest of the EU’s heads of state and governments, mindful of the economic and political damage of no deal, to kick Britain out of the EU.

The debate among the EU-27 leaders will centre on the length of Brexit extension to be offered to Theresa May, rather than whether to wash their hands of the UK entirely.

Mr Macron has pushed hard for as short an extension as possible but the momentum, and the majority view in the EU as things stand before summit talks between leaders, is that a longer delay of up to...

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