"As for Brexit, we have taken note of yesterday's vote, which proved that, even despite European Union's extra guarantees, there is no majority in the [UK] Parliament that can back what Theresa May has been discussing with the European Union during several months. I regret this. The situation that we are currently in is, in fact, easy: the withdrawal agreement cannot be reviewed," Macron said at a press conference in Kenya, as broadcast by BFMTV.
The UK Parliament will hold a vote on Brexit deadline extension if it does not back the no-deal withdrawal. According to the French president, if London asks for this extension, it has to explain why it is necessary and what consequences the extension will have.
"It won't be done just in order to continue discussing the agreement that has been discussed during many months already," Macron said.
He called on London to arrive at a decision.
"Europe should continue moving forward. Citizens of other 27 EU member states have decided to stay in Europe and to move on. And we should not lose time, as the world does not wait for us," Macron added.