She waited for a phone call when Trump won his election. And she watched as he puffed Farage. But he seems to have decided that he needs her.
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The new President’s one big plus for Britain is that he is a Brexit enthuasiast. In this sense, his White House arrival is her lucky break. Since she’s got it, she must grab it.
There are very few constituencies in which UKIP is tucked in behind Labour and the Tories a long way behind UKIP.
The logic of her view that no deal is better than a bad one suggests that, like Thatcher at Fontainebleau, she is prepared to walk away if necessary.
They can wring their hands one day and ring the bells the next – or vice-versa. After all, they rejoiced when sterling joined the ERM. We know how that one ended.
Nick Timothy breaks the news to May that the first British journalist to interview President-elect Trump is…Michael Gove
It’s a scoop for the man she sacked. And, over at the Foreign Office, what will a certain fellow-journalist be thinking…?
No, no, no: May’s Maggie’s moment. No ECJ. No Single Market. No Customs Union. What her Europe speech this week will say.
She must prepare the political way for popularising MFN status if her programme is rejected by the other side of the table.
Trump has already fallen out with parts of the intelligence and security services – and risks a rift over Russia with his own party too.
Such a deal would, on balance, be better than Most Favoured Nation Status. But MFN would be better than a bad deal – and giving up on regaining control of our borders.
Both the organisation and its critics have a mutual interest in suggesting otherwise.
One of the three great missions of her premiership must be to iron out his ambiguity about America’s NATO commitments.
She said during her leadership campaign that “we need to do far more to get more houses built”. Which is why she should support his plan.
The big lesson of Ivan Rogers’s resignation is that they must adapt to the cultural sea-change that last year’s referendum is bringing about.
The arguments are more finely balanced than in the case of the Single Market, but maintaining the present arrangement would blunt the point of Brexit.
During the next few weeks, the Prime Minister will try to present her Government as being about more than just Brexit – if she can.