"The Eurocrats cannot believe their luck. After a depressing year since our referendum spent talking about how to stop the EU falling apart, they are now talking about how to make it much stronger. In the salons of Paris, Berlin and Brussels they hardly mention Brexit these days — it’s an inconvenient problem from the past when populism peaked. The conversation is now about the new European opportunity.
Where is Britain in all of this? Sidelined. How notable it has been that none of the big players at the G20, such as the Chinese or Indians, or even Mr Trump, wanted to stop off here on their way to Hamburg. They want to be where the global leadership is: on the continent of Europe, not on the island trying to leave it."