Blog: Michel Barnier’s diaries show how he overachieved on Brexit – Prospect Magazine

In his meetings with the EU’s leaders, Barnier (centre) fought to preserve a united front. Photo: © Ye Pingfan/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

Like Homer Simpson shuffling surreptitiously backwards into a hedge, some would have us believe that Brexit is gradually fading into the background. Not, it’s true, for the businesses dealing with the fallout, or for the people of Northern Ireland. But Covid has shifted the dial politically. Governments are currently defined by their response to the pandemic here, across the EU and elsewhere.

This is not, perhaps, the most promising backdrop to the launch of the diaries from the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier, covering the four long years that he spent grinding away at the problem. But La…

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