Norbert Röttgen, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German parliament, tweets out a message to Boris Johnson
“Dear @BorisJohnson: Neither boastful speeches nor bullying will succeed in making us give up #EU principles and unity. Will stay cool instead. Sadly, both in words and deeds – has appointed a cabinet of #Brexiteers – #Johnson fails to reach out to country and continent. #Brexit”
The first part of his tweet is something similarly reiterated by Juncker overnight and by French officials today i.e. they won’t renegotiate the withdrawal agreement and the need for a backstop. The second part doesn’t seem too pleasant and makes you wonder what sort of relationship will be formed with Boris Johnson in the coming weeks.