LONDON (Sputnik) — During his election campaign, Macron, who was elected French president on Sunday, said that the treaty must be renegotiated, especially in terms of the issues of the child migrants, who arrived in Europe without their relatives.
"As for the Le Touquet agreement, actually it works for the benefit of both the United Kingdom and France and obviously in the government that is elected after June 8 we will be sitting down and talking to Mr. Macron and others about how that system has worked both to the benefit of France as well as to the benefit of the United Kingdom," May told reporters.
Due to the upcoming snap election in the United Kingdom, May asked the UK nation for support in order to have a more powerful political weight during the talks with Macron as he has received a strong mandate in the presidential election, winning with 66.1 percent of the ballots in favor of his candidacy.
"In the United Kingdom, we need to ensure that we have got an equally strong mandate. Every vote for me and my team will strengthen my hand in those Brexit negotiations," May added.
Scrapping the deal could see UK border checks brought back to the English side of the Channel, potentially allowing people to reach the Kent shore to set up camps there while waiting for their applications to be processed.
Earlier in the day, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Macron's chief economic adviser, said that the newly elected president will be a "tough" negotiator on Brexit, but noting that Macron does not intend to punish London for its withdrawal from the European Union.