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UK vote surprise, doesn't call Brexit into question: Edouard Philippe

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said today that the British election result was a surprise but did not change the country's decision to leave the European Union.   

Published: 09th June 2017 02:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2017 02:51 PM   |  A+A-

From the left, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, French President Emmanuel Macron, and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian leave after a visit at the British embassy in Paris | AP

By PTI

PARIS: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said today that the British election result was a surprise but did not change the country's decision to leave the European Union.     

"The British have spoken, they have voted, and have given the Conservative party a majority, albeit a simple majority, which is something of a surprise," Philippe told Europe 1 radio, but added: "I don't think we should read these results as calling into question the stance on Brexit which was clearly expressed by the British people."

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