Interesting points made, but it"s the perception that will be music to the ears of the spin people behind Boris. It has the classic ingredients of small member state, with very dodgy financial history, making media points in the absence of the other party, which is ammo to people behind Boris. You may be right and it may end up being yesterday's chip paper, but it may stick in the memory when an election comes around. I certainly would not put it past Boris to have riled the chap in a closed meeting, and then deliberately avoided the media debate and watched with a smile as the chap reacted the way he did. Perception over content and all thatThe UK representative was in absentia because he had scuttled off due to protests from a small group of protesters, rumoured to be Brits. It was a joint press cinference
Boris and Farage always hide when the pressure is on. Meanwhile Cummins is not accountable to anyone
I don't think the Luxembourg bloke's comments will have any negative impact at all. He said that BREXIT was a nightmare (true), that Johnson had no new proposals (true -according to all EU representatives), that it was up to Britain to find solutions (true) and implied that Johnson was trying to blame the EU (true).
We've got so used to Johnson's bs that we can't recognize the truth anymore.