London is betting that the EU will continue to blink and make concessions in order to avoid creating conflict in Ireland, Finian Cunningham writes.
Britain isn’t flourishing, and Johnson’s silly pretensions in that regard are only lowering the UK’s standing even further — all round the globe.
The problem facing all nationalist populist leaders in the world is that they promise bread and circuses for everybody, but seldom deliver them. This is true of Trump in the US and Modi in India, and is also the case for Johnson in Britain.
It might well be Michel Bernier who emerges as a veiled presidential anti-EU runner in France’s presidential elections in 2022.