Another gathering in Downing Street has come and gone, imagined at one point to be a "crunch meeting" at which Cabinet colleagues might thrash out their differences on the destination of Brexit. In fact, it was nothing of the kind. The only crunching to be seen or heard was the gentle crump of the metaphorical tin can labelled "Britain's future after Brexit" being kicked, unopened, further down the road. Did we seriously expect anything else?
The pressure on Theresa May - to somehow get her finger out, to do her job and lead, and more specifically to point the direction and even destination of Brexit - keeps rising. Talk privately to Conservative MPs and it quickly becomes apparent the needle on the political pressure gauge has begun to edge into the red zone denoting danger.
Prime ministers and presidents must sometimes get sick of summits. The salutes, the handshakes and kisses - President Macron is, after all, French - and the inevitable communiqués about the close and cherished relationship with this or that country. The novelty must, surely, wear off after the first dozen times or so. But here at Sandhurst military academy, as we wait for President Macron and his entourage, it feels as though this UK-French gathering matters more than most.
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Selecting a term
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