President Trump’s official UK visit has turned into a nightmare for Downing Street after the US President used an interview with the Sun to suggest Theresa May had wrecked Brexit and a UK/US deal could be off the table. The comments are a gift to those Brexiteers pushing for May to change course and alter her Brexit blueprint.
So, is it pure coincidence Trump has taken the side of May’s Brexit critics? Mr S only asks after Nigel Farage last night set the cat among the pigeons on BBC’s This Week. In an interview with Andrew Neil, the Ukip leader suggested that he had been winding up Trump and his team on Brexit and was a guiding spirit behind the Sun interview:
"You have also been winding up Team Trump haven't you?" @afneil
— BBC This Week (@bbcthisweek) July 12, 2018
AN: You’ve also been winding up Team Trump, haven’t you?
NF: Well, I like to have a chat with them.
AN: Your hand was all over that article in tomorrow’s Sun?
NF: Oh on balance I think they’re probably more Eurosceptic than I am
Farage had best not expect a thank you from No 10 anytime soon.