The twin pillars of recent British foreign policy – EU membership and our relationship with the US – have been shaken. So what now for Brexit Britain?

Brexit is the biggest challenge facing Britain. We need a clear-headed vision of our future relationship with Europe and a plan for getting there. And, whatever Michael Gove and his followers may argue, this will be very complicated. It is clear that the government is still far from having the answer.

The election of Donald Trump has raised the stakes and added a new layer of strategic uncertainty. This goes much wider than his bizarre idea that he should choose the next British ambassador to the US, endorsing Nigel Farage on Twitter this week.

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