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Europe isn't that scared of Boris Johnson

London (CNN)Boris Johnson is trying to scare Europe into giving him a better Brexit deal. He hasn't been terribly subtle about this. During his campaign to replace Theresa May, Johnson repeatedly said that if he became prime minister, he would ramp up preparations for leaving the European Union without a deal.The logic goes something like this: a no-deal Brexit will wreak havoc not only in the UK but in European countries as well. And having seen that Johnson is serious, Europe will eventually blink and renegotiate the deal it struck with May last year (and which has since been voted down three times by the UK Parliament).Since taking office, Johnson hasn't exactly softened his approach. He brought a load of hardline Brexiteers into his cab ...