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    Default "Great Britain is one of our closest and strongest allies"

    So who does Obama think is the USA's closest buddy?

    andyW's Mum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    So who does Obama think is the USA's closest buddy?

    andyW's Mum?
    Israel and Ireland both have more votes in the American electorate.

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    Canada is pretty close, aye?
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    Do you think the members of either house are going to give a flying f**k what brown has to say today?
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    The special relationship seems to involve USA telling us what to do.

    Why is the one-eyed git abroad anyway? Are we about to get Callaghan's "Crisis. What Crisis?" speech?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    The special relationship seems to involve USA telling us what to do.

    Why is the one-eyed git abroad anyway? Are we about to get Callaghan's "Crisis. What Crisis?" speech?
    Check this out from the times - quite a good piece - the wheels seem to be falling off royally if cabinet ministers are talking to the press like this:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...cle5841400.ece

    Can the country really bear another 14 months of this? Not even ministers are sure they can endure it: one member of the Cabinet told me recently that, despite the hell of being in opposition, he could hardly wait for the election to get away from the misery and directionlessness of the Brown regime: “Gordon doesn't start from a position of conviction, he just wants to create dividing lines with the Conservatives.”

    Defeat will only loom larger the longer Mr Brown waits. The Prime Minister could even win back a little bit of support by being seen to act in the interests of the country and not of himself. For every day that passes, ministers sound sillier and more lost, and Labour's reputation slips a little further. Harriet Harman's claim last weekend that Sir Fred Goodwin would be forced to give up his pension was a case in point: it was totally, transparently rubbish. And you knew that it was as soon as she had said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    The special relationship seems to involve USA telling us what to do.

    Why is the one-eyed git abroad anyway? Are we about to get Callaghan's "Crisis. What Crisis?" speech?
    According to this report, Obama's line is one of 'hurry up and say what you've got to say. I'm meeting the scouts later...'
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Israel and Ireland both have more votes in the American electorate.
    I have strong feeling that Israel is going to get a bit of a cold shoulder now, they pushed through that war in the final days of Bush's presidency and I think Bush signed off bazillions of arms monies for Israel in the last year he was in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    So who does Obama think is the USA's closest buddy?

    andyW's Mum?

    But not THE strongest Ally - that would be China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratewhore View Post
    According to this report, Obama's line is one of 'hurry up and say what you've got to say. I'm meeting the scouts later...'
    Not that it would be any different for DC.

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