We need America. So we need its President – whether we like him or not. May must not let Macron walk off with Europe’s defence and security leadership.
For readers on this side of the Atlantic, there is also some value in being shown how explicit, and serious, Americans like to be about moral questions.
We are so preoccupied with Brexit and Putin that we may have missed the significance of the President’s latest sacking-and-replacement.
We should be asking ourselves whether the law is putting our data more at risk than the balance between collective and personal security requires.
Plus: UKIP abandons the field against Remain Tories. A bike-riding Minister isn’t canvassing. And: Michael Crick should apologise.
The President’s decision has aroused concern in both parties, and drawn attention once again to an issue he is desperate to shake off.