France and Germany have both hinted that Brexit could be cancelled, should the majority of British people change their minds.

Both nations have stressed that a relationship with the UK is in their best interests, worried that Britain leaving the EU could change the dynamics of that alliance. It comes as the Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union, David Davis, said it is imperative both sides agree on the rights of EU citizens living in Britain and British expats residing in European countries.

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, has said that if Britain continues with Brexit, they must pay more than the original £50 billion divorce sum being demanded by EU officials.

Confidential documents being circulated round senior figures in the City of London have revealed that Government ministers are quite prepared to pay the final sum.

Though the story was revealed by Buzzfeed, the British Government is yet to clarify its ultimate position on the issue. Mr Davis has said in the past that Britain must honour its final commitments to the EU's budget, but many Whitehall officials have privately conceded that the figures being demanded by Brussels are insane.

Precious few allies left

The EU's deputy negotiator, Sabine Weynard, has weighed into the Brexit debate, saying that Britain has got precious few allies left. She claimed the UK has been burning bridges with Brussels and that reality is starting to bite for the British negotiating team.

A think-tank called the European Policy Centre has issued a critical report of Mr Davis' Brexit position. The EU's deputy negotiator supported the claims the paper made and even shared it online. The report is called: Reality bites: the Brexit negotiations seen from the other side of the Channel by Fabian Zuleeg.

Mr Zuleeg said the UK Government is causing frustration in Brussels.

He said Mr. Davis must be willing to make considerable concessions if it hopes to achieve a deal, hinting at a 'soft' Brexit. This would result in Britain remaining a member of the Single Market via the European Economic Area.

Ms Weynard's claims about the British negotiating team alienating Brussels originated from this report.

It also advised the Government to pursue a transitional deal, which would result in the UK having to abide by the EU's four freedoms in the short-term.

Break the promises made to the British electorate

Mr Zuleeg refuted the claims Vote Leave, the group that campaigned for Britain's EU exit during last year's referendum, made that Brussels needs the UK. Instead, he suggested the 27 remaining member states will survive, and Britain will struggle. He even advised the Prime Minister to break the promises made to the British electorate by Vote Leave to accept a transitional deal.

The negotiations have hit a stumbling block in recent weeks as the debate over EU citizens' rights continues to dominate discussions.

However, a document leaked to The Daily Express reveals that lawyers based in Whitehall have concluded that Brussels' law will no longer apply to British citizens living abroad.

EU laws will not be able to protect British citizens

They said this would be due to Brexit, saying EU laws will not be able to protect them in legal cases. This will happen when Mrs May ends the supremacy of the European Court of Justice over British statutes. The document was drawn up by legal experts at the Department for Exiting the EU. These changes will be determined by the Great Repeal Bill, one of the Government's main measures to enact or repeal all of Brussels' laws into British statute books.

Despite this, ministers were quick to insist that this would not affect British citizens' rights to take a case to the European Court of Human Rights because it is an institution that is separate to the trading bloc.

Mr Macron said during his bid to become the French President that he opposes Brexit and even hinted that he intends to make the UK's EU exit as difficult as possible. He campaigned on a Europhile platform.