Wednesday October 21, 2020

The Last Post: Johnson’s Brexit bluster takes a leaf out of Trump’s ludicrous playbook

Europe is likely to view the British prime minister’s latest threats on the post-Brexit trade deal as one big empty bluff

18th October, 2020
Boris Johnson: ridiculous posturing and populism similar to antics of Trump

The EU is likely to view Boris Johnson’s latest threat to walk Britain away from post-Brexit trade deal negotiations as a gigantic bluff, in keeping with his behaviour since he became British prime minister. It is pure Trumpism in action and his approach comes accompanied by copious helpings of British media-facilitated guff featuring “high hopes, great confidence” and so on.

Johnson and his supporters repeat the same tired lines, regardless of...

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