'Mini-Trump across the Channel': EU media on Boris Johnson as British PM

European newspapers in chorus of disapproval against Tory leader hopeful’s campaign launch

European newspapers have expressed horror at the prospect of Boris Johnson becoming the UK’s next prime minister, describing him as a scandal-proof, serial promise-breaker whose arrival at No 10 would be “a calamity for his country and for Europe”.

Le Monde, in a coruscating editorial, said: Johnson had shown himself to be “a stranger to logic and convictions” in a career rich in “deceits, blunders and failures”. In the run-up to the 2016 referendum, he “told lies on the side of a bus, promised the UK could have its cake and eat it, and compared the EU to the Third Reich”.

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