European elections: Barnier junior takes stand against ‘lies’ of the Leavers - News Summed Up

European elections: Barnier junior takes stand against ‘lies’ of the Leavers


The son of Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, is standing as a liberal candidate in Belgium and warning Eurosceptics against the “lies and exaggerations” that led to Britain’s “deplorable” decision to leave. Nicolas Barnier, 33, is running for the Mouvement Réformateur (MR), the French-speaking party of Charles Michel, the Belgian prime minister, who has personally endorsed him. The Frenchman also has the backing of Guy Verhofstadt, the federalist former Belgian prime minister and Flemish leader of the liberals in the European parliament. “I deplore this decision to leave the European Union. All the more so as it is now clear that the campaign before the referendum was characterised by a series of lies and exaggerations.…


Source: The Times May 22, 2019 23:02 UTC



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