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We know Philip Hammond very well in Washington from his time as foreign secretary. I think that's a very steady pair of hands so I think there is growing confidence that we've got a good leadership team. As Theresa May said, it's time to get on with it and now we'll see what the outlines for the negotiations will be.
I think quite frankly (Kerry's) visit is a microcosm of the confusion about U.S. policy towards Russia. It's a lot of political capital to send the secretary of state if you don't have a clear objective of what you want to accomplish.
But first we have to decide what that role is and we have to see whether our European partners would even welcome that role.
There's just not going to be an enormous amount of attention of policy bandwidth given to the migration crisis, fighting ISIS, or focusing on continued ceasefire violations in Ukraine and maintaining sanctions against Russia. It comes down to when we need the UK and its leadership, whether in the Security Council or NATO, its attentions will be focused domestically.
This is yet another reason why TTIP will likely be postponed.
It is clearly in America's interests for the UK to remain in the European Union but we want to have a UK that's very active in the EU and unfortunately, the referendum has just been a great distraction for our very important ally and it's also causing some economic concerns about what a decision to leave would do to the global economy.
You're really seeing, I think, a very robust foreign and security policy agenda. I'm not sure we imagined that when President Hollande came into office. And I think Washington has noted that, I think it has strengthened the US-French bilateral relationship.