Professor Jeremy Black, writer of France: A Quick Historical past, claimed that Mr Macron is “planning to win the French election” so he can “mould the EU in his imaginative and prescient”. He added that Mr Macron sees himself because the “key director” of Europe. This comes after polls for the French election opened earlier at present, April 7.
Mr Macron is at the moment the frontrunner to win the election, with Marine Le Pen anticipated to come back in second place, becoming a member of him within the second spherical.
Chatting with Specific.co.uk, Prof. Black stated: “I do not suppose Macron is a person of a lot self-doubt.
“He’s planning to win the election and planning to make use of that with a purpose to mould the EU in his imaginative and prescient.
“He sees Europe as a proto-international participant with him being the important thing director of it.”
Talking about Mr Macron’s place amongst fellow European leaders, Prof. Black stated he does not suppose Mr Macron “cares” about what different folks suppose.
The French President just isn’t “notably bothered by individuals who disagree with him”, Prof. Black stated, including that he “sees them as lesser folks”.
Prof. Black was talking simply days after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki accused the French chief of “negotiating with Hitler”, referring to his conferences with Vladimir Putin.
He stated: “What have you ever achieved? Have you ever stopped any of the actions which have taken place?
“He is acquired a really sturdy self-image.
“Macron’s place is that he represents France.
“He represents Europe. He represents the long run.
“That is Macron’s place.
“So he is to not be notably bothered by individuals who disagree with him.
“He’ll see them as lesser folks as a result of that is very a lot Macron’s method to opposition.
“He very a lot ignores it.
“He claims to hear however he by no means realises that that includes listening.”