POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE TELEGRAPH
The UK I always so admired seems largely to have faded to a memory.
What we have today - and have had for the last thirty or so years - is a parody of Great Britain.
No country can operate independently of the US, of course, because it is such a great hulking mass.
But that doesn't mean you have to act as its loyal household servant.
I am sorry, but a loyal household servant is an apt description of contemporary Britain.
That silly phrase "special relationship" is literally a
euphemism attempting to lend dignity to a relationship which has none.
Much of the disgust felt towards Tony Blair is owing to his completely obsequious relationship to a mental defective like George Bush.
Obsequious...and profitable. Blair has all the wealth he, and that ghastly fish wife of his, could ever have dreamed of now, most of it showering on his head from Americans or American-created institutions in gratitude for his service.
And what did Britain get? Dead soldiers, depleted finances, and a bad reputation.