Martina Devlin: ‘EU will have to throw Mrs May some sort of bone – but whether there’s enough meat on it to placate the British parliament is another question altogether’

Troops with submachine guns are prominent along busy intersections at the approach to a string of European Commission buildings in Brussels. Uniformed soldiers patrolling the streets aren’t necessarily the most desirable way to guarantee the peace in m…

Troops with submachine guns are prominent along busy intersections at the approach to a string of European Commission buildings in Brussels. Uniformed soldiers patrolling the streets aren't necessarily the most desirable way to guarantee the peace in modern states - that's a police force's role - but here they are regarded as necessary for counter-terrorism operations.