Hanger-on May is no more than a bit player at the G7 summit | John Crace

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Donald Trump and the other world leaders found little time for the prime minister in Canada

Four years ago the G8 became the G7 when Russia was kicked off the top table after its invasion of Crimea. Sometime over last weekend’s summit in Quebec the G7 became the G6 + 1. Fed up with Theresa May’s inability to make up her mind whether to sack several members of her cabinet – let alone come up with anything remotely coherent on Brexit – the other members of the G7 unilaterally decided to sideline the UK.

Donald Trump refused either to waste any time having discussions with the British prime minister or use up valuable tweets insulting her, while Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron were at the centre of most of the discussions with the US president. May was reduced to an unwanted hanger-on and only just made it into the fringes of the group photo after Trudeau realised she had got herself locked in a cupboard and took pity on her.

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