The news that the EU has given Mrs May an extension until October 31 is – it’s fair to say – another embodiment of the mess that Westminster has let itself get into.
It seems that Brussels is willing to let this government exhaust itself into submission, perhaps surviving a leadership contest, only to achieve total meltdown in October.
Yet if things were bleak for our relationships on the Continent, they’re nothing compared to a new, truly horrific, risk that is brewing in our transatlantic relationship. Compounding affronts to our American allies are causing conniptions in Whitehall and raised eyebrows in Washington.
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