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Dominic Cummings: Michel Barnier ‘lazy' and a ‘bullshitter'

Posted On: 24 Oct 2021   |   Posted By: Politico

Dominic Cummings, once Boris Johnson's top aide and current thorn in the side of pretty much everyone, has described former EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier as “emotional,” “lazy” and a “bullshitter.”
Cummings took to Twitter to slap down a tweet from Andrew Adonis , a former British Cabinet minister and now Labour member of the House of Lords, who said Barnier's book “My Secret Brexit Diary,” which is about to be released in English, “reinforces my view that Brexit was a catastrophe for Britain - Barnier was better than all Britain's negotiators put together and ran rings around Lord Frost.”
Cummings disagreed, calling out Adonis' “usual ignorance” and describing Barnier as “an emotional/bullshitter/lazy/DDavis type” - a reference to former U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis, who once said of his job: “ I don't have to be very clever. I don't have to know that much. I just do have to be calm.”
Cummings was, however, full of praise for Stéphanie Riso, a former member of Barnier's negotiating...

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