Macron fury at ‘dreaded Anglo-Saxons’ turning France in to laughing stock with Aukus deal

Emmanuel Macron 'angry' over AUKUS deal says Allen

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It comes as the French President rages after being left out of the Aukus security deal which will see the USA, UK and Australia form a new security pact to counter a growing China in the Indo-Pacific region which includes the construction of 12 new nuclear submarines for Australia. Speaking to GB News on Sunday, journalist Peter Allen said the anger in France at the three breakaway countries is “palpable” as the French are cast aside in the new security plans despite President Macron’s promise to deliver French security around the world.

Mr Allen said: “France is looking to lose about 50 billion (Australian Dollars) of trade with Australia.

“And more importantly than that this is a huge blow to national prestige.”

The journalist added how much of the fury from President Macron is rooted in the idea that the President wants France to be “out on the world stage sealing deals like this”.

He added how the snub has been made even worse as President Macron is intent on “playing a really important part in the security of the world.”

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Mr Allen went on to highlight much of President Macron’s anger is also because he feels “the dreaded Anglo-Saxons” are “somewhat laughing at France”.

He added: “The anger is palpable over here.”

The journalist then stressed how the anger goes deeper than simply being snubbed by the three superpowers.

He explained how the “bottom line” in this dispute is about the enormous amount of money France has now lost out on following the scrapping of the deal to build submarines.

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Mr Allen added how the contract would have brought much-needed investment to poor shipbuilding areas of France in place such as Brittany and created thousands of jobs.

The scrapping of the deal is also a major blow to big promises made by President Macron who told the French following his election that “France is back” alluding to the role the country will play on the world stage.

It comes as France has recalled its diplomats in the USA and Australia as they simmer with rage at the new deal they’ve been left out of.

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France Info radio the deal snub is “really a stab in the back.” 

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The Aukus pact, which will allow Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines for the first time with US technology will also cover AI and other technologies.

It is one of the countries’ biggest defence partnerships in decades, analysts say, but China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said it “seriously undermines regional peace and stability and intensifies the arms race”.

The new partnership was announced during a joint virtual press conference between US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday.

On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the pact would “preserve security and stability around the world” and generate “hundreds of high-skilled jobs”, he stressed how the relationship with France was “rock solid” despite the brutal snub.

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