A few gentle threats about UN funding, a warning to North Korea and a swipe at Syria – it was business as usual for the PM, and the delegates dozed off

Under normal circumstances, a speech to the United Nations General Assembly would be a big deal. But with the week that Theresa May has just had, with trying to deal with Boris – not to mention this Friday’s Florence EU gig – talking to the UN was a bit of light R&R.

A chance to let off a bit of steam and say what was on her mind, safe in the knowledge that there would be no tricky questions from nosy reporters. The biggest embarrassment she was likely to face was another world leader dozing off during the translation.

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