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    April 20, 2018

    The French President’s prescription for the ailing EU will only make the patient worse, writes Syed Kamall MEP

    Emmanuel Macron lived up to his star billing when he addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week.

    In contrast to the sometimes patchy turnout for other EU leaders, the chamber was packed to hear the charismatic French president lay out his vision for the future of the European Union. He did so with clarity, sincerity and passion. He listened patiently as Group leaders – including myself – delivered their responses, then answered many of the questions put to him by MEPs.

    A very impressive performance. But that cannot disguise the fact his ideas will not solve the European Union’s problems.

    President Macron is like a doctor who correctly diagnoses their patient but then prescribes the wrong medicine…

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