As Brexit cuts our influence around the world, the UK will find it harder to speak truth to power. Instead, in our desperation to make up for lost business in Europe, we will suck up to unsavoury leaders in every other continent.
The first sign of this fawning behaviour occurred towards China soon after May entered Downing Street as prime minister.
Her initial instinct was to cancel Beijing’s investment in our nuclear power industry.
But, after the Chinese leadership made clear that it was not amused, our supposedly strong and stable leader made an abrupt u-turn.
May then rushed to Washington to hold hands with Donald Trump, a man with abhorrent views on women, torture, and much else besides.
But when other world leaders take him to task tomorrow for undermining the fight against climate change at the G7 summit tomorrow, our brave leader is likely to keep her mouth zipped.