Emmanuel Macron has sent shockwaves throughout Europe after he conceded that French voters would quit the EU if France held an in/out referendum on the Brussels-led bloc.
No other European Union country has risked putting membership of the bloc to a public vote since Britain surprised member-states by voting to leave the bloc in 2016,
However, speaking to Andrew Marr on the BBC, Mr Macron admitted that he would lose a French referendum on EU membership.
Asked about the Brexit vote, the candid president told Marr: "I am not the one to judge or comment on the decision of your people.
"But, my interpretation is that a lot of the losers of globalisation suddenly decided it was no more for them."
Marr then pushed the French president, regarded by many as the EU's new leader, on whether Britain's decision was a one-off.