After the shipwreck of migrants in the Channel, Boris Johnson calls on France for better collaboration

Reacting from 10 Downing Street on Wednesday November 24, Boris Johnson said to himself “Shocked, dismayed and deeply saddened” by the tragic disappearance of at least 27 people a few hours earlier off the coast of Calais. The British Prime Minister immediately called on Paris to collaborate more, because “the operations carried out by our … Read more

Boris Johnson is playing dangerously with Europe

To analyse. Who can claim to read Boris Johnson’s mind? The British Prime Minister has the reputation of being an opportunist without great convictions but endowed with a bluffing capacity to come out of the bad paces of a pirouette or a change of foot at the last minute. Dominic Cummings, the ex-architect of the … Read more

Lobbying and corruption: Boris Johnson tries to regain control

Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session in the London House of Commons on November 17, 2021. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH / AP For the past ten days, British opponents, commentators and political journalists have been wondering: would Boris Johnson’s lucky star be fading? The one that allowed him to … Read more

After COP26, a low political benefit for Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a press conference at COP26 on November 10 in Glasgow (Scotland). ALBERTO PEZZALI / AP From COP26, we will obviously retain the Glasgow Climate Pact, a disappointing agreement, including real progress (the attention paid to losses and damage caused by global warming, an appointment set at the end of … Read more

Boris Johnson overwhelmed by lobbying scandal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at COP26 in Glasgow (Scotland) on November 2, 2021. PHIL NOBLE / AP Did Boris Johnson open a Pandora’s box by unleashing, despite himself, a corrosive debate on corruption within his government, the Conservative Party, and even at the heart of his own practices? In recent days, the British media … Read more

Fishing licenses: before his meeting with Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson considers the French threats “completely unjustified”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greets French President Emmanuel Macron in Rome during the G20 summit on October 30, 2021. KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH / AP The meeting promises to be intense. While Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are due to see each other on Sunday, and London summoned French Ambassador Catherine Colonna on Friday, the tension … Read more

The moment of truth for Boris Johnson, who wants to be “exemplary” on the climate

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan to London on October 28, 2021. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP In mid-October, Boris Johnson spent a few days of vacation, with wife and child, in a luxury villa loaned by a conservative friend in Marbella, in southern Spain. The tabloids reveled in … Read more