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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and British Prime Minister Theresa May at the Thiepval Memorial in northern France, Nov. 9, 2018 (AP photo by Francois Mori).

Macron, Merkel, May: Drama, Tragedy and Farce in the EU

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Her many shortcomings notwithstanding, British Prime Minister Theresa May has a singular ability to bear humiliations with dignity. Faced with sure defeat in Parliament over her Brexit transitional roadmap agreement with the European Union, May yesterday called off the vote at the 11th hour. She now heads to Brussels in an effort to gain some concessions from her EU counterparts, particularly over the Northern Ireland backstop arrangements, despite ironclad declarations from various EU officials that there would be no further negotiations.

If May can take any consolation from this predictable and predicted turn of events, it’s that few if any of the European leaders she will meet with later this week will be feeling much more secure than she. ...

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