The President’s instincts on Ireland and his approach to trade pull in different political directions.
The primary motivation to strike a fair agreement with the UK will be to apply pressure to the EU.
The UK – US relationship will roll on, despite his insults to our Ambassdor. To suggest otherwise is leadership election positioning, not real politics.
This is because in order to maximise opportunities, we must have control over our tariff schedules and our domestic regulation.
This result was a classic case of “it’s the economy, stupid”, as swathes of the traditionally Democrat-voting areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan turned red.
How fortunate Britain is to have a Prime Minister who – like any American President imaginable – never voices a view on other counties’ internal affairs.