Jon Worth Euroblog

EU analysis, cross-posted to Blogactiv

2017 is election year in France. Le Pen is stealing votes from the traditional republican right and Nicolas Sarkozy, never one to shy away from stealing ideas to the right of him, thinks that he’s on to something to promise to tear up the Le Touquet agreement between the UK and France and that this …

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UPDATE: there is a good, meticulous reply to my blog entry – that text and my response to it is here. Do have a read of that before reading the stuff below! Despite going out of my way in my blog entry about why Brexit will not happen to make it clear the entry is …

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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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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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