BRITAIN will not be “dictated to” by “un-statesmanlike” Emmanuel Macron, Dominic Raab has raged.
The Brexit Secretary ramped up Britain’s diplomatic row with France by tearing into the pint-sized President for calling Brexiteers liars.
Mr Macron said Brexit had been “pushed by those who predicted easy solutions”, adding: “Those people are liars. They left the next day so they didn’t have to manage it.”
But The Leave heavyweight branded the rant “not the sort of language of the statesmanship or friendship.”
He added: “If someone wants to point out something that I’ve said which is a lie, feel free to do so, but I don’t accept that.”
The stinging rebuke came as Mr Raab ruled out talk of another election, insisting that Theresa May’s Salzburg humiliation “was a bump in the road.”
He added: “We will hold our nerve, we will keep our cool and we will keep negotiating in good faith.
“What we are not going to do is be dictated to. The UK is one of the biggest economies in Europe, if not in the world.”
And he blasted Brussels for ignoring the will of voters with their hardline Brexit stance, warning it would give rise to extremists.
He told The BBC: “The EU has a habit of spurning democratic votes, whether in referendums in this country, and they’re trying to do that to some degree, or across the rest of the EU.
“One of the things that really does give rise to extremism and fringe politics, and the anti-elitism which we’re seeing fuelling populist movements across continental Europe is this idea that when the people have their say, they’re sent back to the drawing board.”