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Just after British Prime Minister Theresa May's Lancaster House speech, in which she outlined her government's objectives in the upcoming negotiations on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, one well-known expert and political commentator, who once worked at 10 Downing Street, was positively impressed.Some British observers might see May as a new Margaret Thatcher, but her Lancaster House speech was also reminiscent of Winston Churchill.Is May's vision for the U.K. realistic, given the new international context?May and Trump also have markedly different personalities. Would British voters still have risked saying "no" to Europe had Trump already won?Yet, while May's speech initially seemed to eliminate any remaining ambiguity about the U.K.'s goal in the upcoming process, the British Supreme Court has now ruled that she must consult Parliament before entering into negotiations with the EU.For reasons strictly concerning national identity, May is making a triple bet: on the U.K., the U.S., and the world.May seems to be assuming that the Commonwealth of Nations and other multilateral economic bodies can substitute for the EU, and that Trump, like British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, will end up being a rational statesman who simply cannot control his words.
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