The leaders of Britain and France met Thursday against a military backdrop to pledge closer cooperation on defense, security and borders after Britain leaves the European Union.
But President Emmanuel Macron also delivered a firm message: the U.K. cannot keep coveted access to the EU for its financial sector after Brexit unless it continues to play by the bloc's rules once it leaves.
"The choice is on the British side, not on my side," Macron said at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
"If you want access to the single market — including the financial services —- be my guest," he said. "But it means that you need...