Radosław ‘Radek’ Sikorski is a prominent Polish politician. As a former Defence minister, a former Speaker of the Polish ‘Sejm’ (lower house) and a seven-year Foreign Minister of the Polish government, he’s ‘been around the block’ – and as a member of the Bullingdon Club, whose former members include David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson, he’s hardly anti-Establishment.

So it carries a fair bit of weight when he says on national TV that the EU would prefer to deal with Jeremy Corbyn.

And that’s not the only thing he said that lays waste Tory and media claims that EU leaders were, supposedly, being ‘nice’ to Theresa May to endorse and strengthen her. Sikorski tells Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy that the claims are a ‘complete British illusion’.

He also:

  • describes the weakness of the Tories’ hand in negotiations
  • states that pretty much the only change the Tories are achieving is…

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