New British PM Cozies Up to Bush
Posted on Jul 29, 2007
Gordon Brown has made an effort to keep alive the long-distance love affair between Downing Street and the White House, saying on Sunday that the world owes the U.S. a debt “for its leadership in this fight against international terrorism.” It should be noted that one of Brown’s ministers recently said Anglo-American foreign policy would not be “joined at the hip.”
Earlier this month, Foreign Office Minister Lord Malloch Brown said it was time for a more “impartial” foreign policy and for Britain to build relationships with European leaders.
But en route to the US, Mr Brown described himself as an “Atlanticist and a great admirer of the American spirit”.
“As Prime Minister I want to do more to strengthen even further our relationship with the US,” he said.