BORIS Johnson told Emmanuel Macron to "get a grip" on Wednesday as he compared France's meltdown over the new UK, US and Aussie defence to the behaviour of a jilted lover.
‘Donnez-moi un break,’ British PM tells Paris, using his best Franglais.
The PM slammed the door to France or any other country joining the new AUKUS agreement as he announced plans to widen it far beyond nuclear submarine secret sharing.
And teasing the hopping mad French premier, BoJo appeared to compare Macron's epic diplomatic temper tantrum to the hurt of a romantic breakup.
While Australia swear blind they gave the Paris fair warning that they were tearing up a £50 Billion submarine deal to go with the UK and US instead, Macron says it was a “stab in the back” out of the blue.
Rejecting claims the French were stitched up or blindsided, Mr Johnson said “there are no easy ways of having these conversations.”
"It’s a very human thing to delay the conversation until the last possible moment...I don’t know if anyone has been in that situation in their emotional life, but it’s very human to put it off.”
Yesterday morning the PM had called for calm despite the French being billions out of pocket.
Slipping into Franglais he joked: "I just think it's time for some of our dearest friends around the world to prenez un grip (get a grip) about this and donnez-moi un break (give me a break).
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