Liz Truss is “taking seriously” a request from France for Britain to become involved in a new European political community. The Prime Minister will consider attending talks in Prague next month if they focus on tackling energy security and the small boats crisis, according to government insiders.
French president Emmanuel Macron raised his plan for a new informal grouping directly with the PM when they met for talks in New York on Tuesday. Brexiteers fear Mr Macron wants to use a new alliance to drag Britain back into the EU’s orbit.
Ms Truss is understood to be sceptical about the grouping and will only look at involvement if it will lead to “delivery” on key issues.