The isle is full of noises
THE crowd chattered impatiently, the Dutch, British and European flags twitched in the autumn breeze and staffers hurried by with trays of pastries. Mark Rutte paced the red carpet nervously. “Do you know who this is?” the Dutch prime minister asked the tourists as Theresa May’s convoy swept up the cobbles: “It’s my new British colleague.” As she emerged he repeated the formulation, now in English: “My new British colleague. So happy to see you.” They laughed a little too emphatically then marched inside, briskly followed by Mrs May’s chief of staff, her top Europe adviser and the British... read more
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