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1 October 2021

What does Michel Barnier believe?

The former Brexit negotiator and French presidential hopeful speaks to World Review's Ido Vock.

As the 2022 French presidential election gets closer, the field to challenge Emmanuel Macron is starting to fill out.

In this special episode of World Review, Ido Vock in London is joined by Emily Tamkin in Tel Aviv to discuss his interview with Michel Barnier, now running for the Republican presidential nomination.

We hear about Barnier’s new book, My Secret Brexit Diary, the right-wing polemicist Éric Zemmour, and whether fuel shortages in the UK are, in part, a result of Brexit.

Further reading

Michel Barnier interview: “No way” Éric Zemmour should be allowed to run for the Republican presidential nomination

Andrew Hussey on the “TV-friendly fascist” Éric Zemmour’s possible presidential bid

A video version of Ido Vock’s interview with Michel Barnier

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