We “underestimated the long-term and deep impact” of Mr Johnson’s writing on non-existent EU plan

For Pascal Lamy, “Boris Johnson did what people 30 years later would call fake news and provocation. He was a precursor. We did not think it would be dangerous. Nor, by the way, did our interlocutors on the British side . . . If we make a contemporary comparison, many of us also thought Donald Trump was silly.”

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