People shouldn’t be mocked or discriminated against because of their names. But I really wonder whether the Tories sufficiently considered the practical drawbacks of putting time-sensitive negotiations under the command of a prime minister whose name is also a month. I was disturbed by this report from the Guardian on a press conference of EU negotiator Michel Barnier:
Barnier says he has never spoken about the need for “sufficient progress” by June, as he did before the December summit.
He says May agreed to the backstop in March. She cannot go back on that, he says.
I fear worse may come…