Thought for the day

A BBC headline today asks, “Has Trump broken the “special relationship?”

Answer: No. The “special relationship” is between the US and Israel and is growing into an uncritical lovematch daily as far as the US government is concerned. The relationship with the UK is confined to cooperation between the intelligence services, and hasn’t been alive and kicking for decades. Ask the average American about the Special Relationship with Britain and they will tell you that Britain is a nice place to vacation – and they speak English. Period. There are foreign policy implications to this.

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