Macron has started to panic as he realises that No Deal is a real prospect after negotiations continue to stall between the two sides.
Macron fears, there will not be enough time for all the EU member states to ratify an agreement before the end of year time limit if an agreement is found. With time running out, Macron has said he demands the European Union commission to publish its no deal plans, and start preparations.
A senior EU diplomat said: “We must now come up with contingency measures. January 1, 2021 is getting close; we need a safety net.
“Of course, this sends out a political signal. But it is high time to prepare people and businesses in case we cannot fix an agreement in time.
“I know member states will ask to get contingency measures out into the open.”