Saturday December 14, 2019

May's Brexit sticking plaster will be pulled apart

Not only can Theresa May not morph into Gareth Southgate; she can’t even shelter under the glow of his World Cup trophy

12th July, 2018
The Cabinet meeting room at Chequers. Pic: Getty

Maybe Gareth Southgate should take over the Brexit negotiations. His tenure as England football manager has been remarkable for his capacity to become a leader without verbosity. He managed to banish the bitterness that dogged English international football for many years and crafted a team from a bunch of players that could never rely on an individual star player. The players pulled and played together for a manager who genuinely appears to have little interest...

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