Boris Johnson was accused of ‘saying things that are intellectually impossible, politically unavailable’ [Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA].

Boris Johnson was accused of ‘saying things that are intellectually impossible, politically unavailable’ [Image: Stefan Rousseau/PA].

This is how the rest of the world sees the UK’s Conservative Government.

Boris Johnson sees the other European countries as a bunch of Johnny Foreigners who need the benevolent guidance of the Tories. They see him as a patronising rich boy who has spent too long sheltered from the realities of life.

If he didn’t have the right-wing mainstream press looking after him here in the UK, the rest of us might see him – and the other Tories – the same way.

Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit has been ridiculed by European ministers after he told Italy it would have to offer tariff-free trade in order to sell its prosecco in the UK.

Carlo Calenda, an Italian economics minister, said it was insulting that Johnson had told him during a recent meeting that Italy would grant Britain access to the EU’s single market “because you don’t want to lose prosecco exports”.

“He basically said: ‘I don’t want free movement of people but I want the single market,’” he told Bloomberg. “I said: ‘No way.’ He said: ‘You’ll sell less prosecco.’ I said: ‘OK, you’ll sell less fish and chips, but I’ll sell less prosecco to one country and you’ll sell less to 27 countries.’ Putting things on this level is a bit insulting.”

Source: European ministers ridicule Boris Johnson after prosecco claim | Politics | The Guardian

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