Emmanuel Macron hits back after Liz Truss ‘jury’s out’ jibe

Emmanuel Macron has said the UK “is a friendly nation...sometimes in spite of its leaders” after Liz Truss said the “jury’s out” on the French president. The Foreign Secretary has been warned to keep Britain’s relationship with France “as close as possible” as she faces criticism for the comment, made at a hustings event in Norwich. The Tory leadership hopeful said on Thursday that she was undecided as to whether her counterpart in Paris was “friend or foe”.In response on Friday, after a long pause and some laughs from reporters, Mr Macron told local media: “ The United Kingdom is a friendly nation, regardless of its leaders, sometimes in spite of its leaders.”