"The Empty Promise of Boris Johnson", The New Yorker, 13. 06. 2019
It is hard not to discern a psychological motive in Johnson’s assault on the E.U. machine. As his siblings have pointed out, Brussels had been a deeply unhappy place for him as a child.
Given the chance to frame a credible narrative for leaving the E.U. [as Foreign Secretary], and to influence and improve Britain’s relationships with its neighbors in Europe and around the world, Johnson did none of those things. […]