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No chance EU will grant another Brexit delay as things stand, France says

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says there is no chance of delaying Brexit as things stand

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says there is no chance of delaying Brexit as things stand (Picture: Getty, Reuters)

Rebel MPs attempts at delaying Brexit wont work in the current conditions, according to the French foreign minister.

Jean-Yves Le Drian said the Brexit deadline of 31 October will not be extended by the European Union, despite opposition MPs passing a law to postpone Brexit if no deal has been struck.

In an interview with radio station Europe 1, he said: Its very worrying. The British must tell us what they want.

He added: We are not going to do (extend) this every three months.

Boris Johnson today accused MPs of trying to wreck Brexit by rushing the new law through Parliament to block a no-deal exit from the European Union.

It would force the PM to ask Brussels for a three-month extension to the deadline if no deal is in place by 19 October.

FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 15, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photo

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says Britain needs to tell the EU what it wants (Picture: Johanna Geron/Reuters)

EU chiefs have previously suggested they would be willing to delay Brexit in order to give the UK time to hold a general election or a second referendum to break the impasse.

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But the French have been staunch opponents of delaying Brexit. President Macron outlined his opposition to a long term extension earlier in the year.

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