BRITAIN could join an elite new security alliance with European pals under plans to end the Brexit bad blood.
Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland are spearheading calls for a “European Security Council” separate from the EU.
They hope the move will rebuild burnt bridges with the UK and help both sides work together better on global challenges.
Capitals feel now is the time to “bring Britain back into the fold” after years of bitter mud-slinging over Brexit.
They have been buoyed by the appointment of Liz Truss as foreign secretary and her close work with EU allies on Ukraine.
A group of countries are urging German leader Olaf Scholz to personally pitch the idea to Boris Johnson for maximum impact.
A top diplomat said: “Continental leaders need to say we’re sitting down, and it would be great if you sat down with us.”
They added the Ukraine crisis has sharpened minds within the bloc over the need to improve ties with Britain.
EU capitals have felt the pinch from not having Britain in the room when it comes to the quality of intel.
They’ve noted UK-US intelligence has been more blunt on the likelihood of war, leading to swifter action.
Eastern countries like Poland and the Baltics still trust London more than Brussels, Paris, or Berlin on defence.
The body would feature the biggest EU states and focus on challenges like migration, security, and foreign policy.
Sources say it could have a similar structure to the G7, with Britain asked to host the first summit.
But France is said to be sceptical of the plan because Emmanuel Macron still has a “chip on his shoulder” over Brexit.
It is understood the idea hasn’t yet been broached with No 10, but insiders last night gave it a cautious welcome.
A source said the PM is “very keen on” improving our post-Brexit ties with individual European countries.