Ever since Nigel Farage, the father of Brexit, turned up at Trump Tower on Saturday, London has been in a spin. The establishment, including Theresa May’s Conservative government, is split between those who see the relationship with Trump as an asset to the UK, and those who just see Farage as a toxic, self-serving populist.
At Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Question Time there was a question about Farage being put into the House of Lords, but May dodged it. It is well known there are members of the British cabinet who have argued for a closer relationship with Farage, because he has Trump’s ear. They are said to include Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis, the three men in charge of forging a new place in the world for a post-Brexit Britain.