A first-time impression of a NATO summit – one that seems to have been uniquely designed with the American President’s “interests and eccentricities in mind”.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
It’s sad in a way, but the quicker Labour is eclipsed and a new leftist party emerges, the better for everyone.
Was your vote in the EU referendum a vote for yourself, your family, your neighbourhood, your country, Europe, or the world? For the short-term or the long?
France’s new president may be a more positive force for Britain than people expect. But we need to be ready – deal or no deal.
It remains highly likely that Emmanuel Macron will beat Marine Le Pen. But France’s growing euroscepticism should not be ignored.
Some in the EU still imagine Britain might u-turn. Let’s show them without doubt that we won’t.
The established parties have lost their grip on this contest, but their hold on other parts of the country’s system remains strong.
Will the UK get a deal? Much depends on whether other European governments or the EU Commission take charge on the other side of the table.
Its winner may well face Marine Le Pen in next year’s presidential showdown
Which also means putting the Five Presidents’ Report front of stage.