With Britain focused on Brussels, the Special Relationship is coming under strain

By Dr John Hemmings

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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