Where is the national self-belief among the ruling political class?
So now, the begging. Theresa May has gone off to Brussels to say that Britain is very sorry, we know we have many faults and the EU has been quite right to be strict with us, but could we please stay? We’ll be good, honest we will! You’ll see!
Apparently the French are sceptical and Emmanuel Macron is to tell us that we’ll only be allowed to stay if we promise to be a good little country, sitting still and being quiet, not making any fuss about the EU’s Budget or any other plans.
I’m not sure what acts of self-mortification will be required of the British delegation to prove our good intentions. When Holy Roman Emperor Henry...