America will dump an isolated Britain and move closer to EU
Published 28/06/2016 | 02:30
To listen to John Kerry, the US Secretary of State as he tours Europe after the Brexit vote, you might think that the US is carefully hedging its bets when it comes to managing the fallout of the UK decision to leave, but you would only be half-right.
On one level, Washington is hedging, which is to say it is waiting - like everyone else - to see what happens next, first in London and then in the EU-UK negotiations that are going to follow.
For now, Mr Kerry, speaking in Rome yesterday morning, wants to emphasise "how important" the relationship of the EU is to the United States, but also pledges to maintain "close and special relations" with Britain.