The veteran Gaullist already has form. When he was Commissioner for the Internal Market and Financial Services, Mr Barnier was dubbed "the most dangerous man in Europe" after taking on the banking sector and championing a cap on bankers' bonuses. But while he alarmed กางเกงยีนส์คนท้อง some in the City, and will probably do so again, he also won grudging respect as a tough but even-handed negotiator. He will need all those skills and more in his new role - chief Brexit negotiator at the European Commission. And having moved seamlessly between big jobs in Paris and Brussels - French foreign

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