Britain would find ‘open doors’ if Brexit decision reversed
Senior European statesman opines on British options after surprise election results
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday that the European Union would welcome the UK should they decide to overturn the Brexit decision.
“It would not be helpful if we started speculation whether that will happen or not,” Schaeuble said in an interview with Bloomberg. “The British government has said we will stay with the Brexit. We take the decision as a matter of respect. But if they wanted to change their decision, of course, they would find open doors.”
Schaeuble added that the he sees parallels between Macron’s success and desire among many younger UK voters for “more distance to Brexit, not enthusiasm for the Labour Party. […] There is a new opportunity to bring Europe forward”
“Philip Hammond and myself, we agreed from the first day that Brexit is a decision we have to accept by the British voters,” he said. “But we will minimize the potential damage and maximize the mutual benefit.”