Radosław ‘Radek’ Sikorski is a prominent Polish politician. As a former Defence minister, a former Speaker of the Polish ‘Sejm’ (lower house) and a seven-year Foreign Minister of the Polish government, he’s ‘been around the block’ – and as a member of the Bullingdon Club, whose former members include David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson, he’s hardly anti-Establishment.
So it carries a fair bit of weight when he says on national TV that the EU would prefer to deal with Jeremy Corbyn.
And that’s not the only thing he said that lays waste Tory and media claims that EU leaders were, supposedly, being ‘nice’ to Theresa May to endorse and strengthen her. Sikorski tells Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy that the claims are a ‘complete British illusion’.
- describes the weakness of the Tories’ hand in negotiations
- states that pretty much the only change the Tories are achieving is getting one day closer each day to Britain’s exit from the EU
- highlights the insolubility of the Irish border issue unless Britain remains within the Customs Union – an issue that the Irish government has said will cause it to veto any deal unless solved and which may cause the breakdown of the Tory-DUP deal
- accuses Tory ministers of ignorance about how the EU works and says that – 16 months after the referendum – they’re only just starting to learn
Unsurprisingly, it’s not a clip that the BBC and other mainstream broadcasters/publishers are making much of, so watch and share:
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