Vicars’ Daughters

Theresa May began her tour of Europe this week, meeting with Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande. A divide in stance has emerged between the EU leaders. Hollande insists that the UK should invoke Article 50 as soon as possible, and reiterates the unity between single market access and free movement of people. In a seeming softening of position Merkel appears more equivocal, stating a preference for definition of the negotiation, rather than speed. For the time being, a common approach between two vicars’ daughters.