The rest of the EU doesn’t understand Britain playing games with its and the continent’s future

Brexit, and the economic and political consequences of it, is serious. So why then has the UK appointed its least serious front line politician, Boris Johnson, as its Foreign Minister? (backed up by the little better Davis, Fox and Leadsom) That’s the question that politicians and journalists across the EU are asking themselves. Jean-Marc Ayrault […]

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Cover your ears, world – this Boris Johnson as Foreign Minister thing might just prevent Brexit

It has just been announced that Prime Minister May has appointed Boris Johnson as Foreign Minister. Reactions are not positive – see Mike Smithson, Gareth Harding, David Rennie, Antonia Mochan, Jeremy Cliffe. And I agree it’s going to look awful and indeed be awful. Johnson was already a laughing stock across Europe and beyond during […]

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Britain remaining in the EU increases Boris Johnson’s chances of being the next PM

Over a beer with some academic friends yesterday, conversation turned to Brexit. Boris Johnson will only become Tory party leader if Britain exits the EU was the consensus among my friends. It’ll be Osborne otherwise. I expressed my doubts yesterday, and have been pondering this more since, and have come to the conclusion that Boris […]

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