The threat of Britain leaving the EU with no ‘free trade deal’ in one year’s time as the only way to get a decent deal with Brussels is ringing true.
The US is trying to reshape the world pursuing its own selfish interests. Pressure is the tool. Diplomacy cedes place to the policy of ultimatums.
Real wars are like that. Easy to start, always promising quick, assured victory – and invariably they disappoint.
It’s hard to say if they will agree to make any declaration, but it’s easy to predict that fault lines, even invisible ones, will open up within the G7.