Author Topic: 'Special Relationship' Between U.S. And Great Britain Should End, Lawmaker Says  (Read 743 times)

Telarus

  • Fictional Ego
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 12309
  • Ratcheting Metallic Sex Doll of The End Times
    • View Profile
Telarus, KSC,
.__.  Keeper of the Contradictory Cephalopod, Zenarchist Swordsman,
(0o)  Tender to the Edible Zen Garden, Ratcheting Metallic Sex Doll of The End Times,
/||\   Episkopos of the Amorphous Dreams Cabal

Join the Doll Underground! Experience the Phantasmagorical Safari!

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 105000
    • View Profile
I've been arguing this - from the other side - for about four years now.  It does apply to both sides (UK economic and military weakness makes it less attractive a partner for the USA, and the relative decline of the US in world affairs means Britain gets less for it's subservience to Washington, especially when it could be trying to subvert the EU into becoming a de facto British power base, instead of just subverting it so it can never threaten the USA).

But the FCO aren't very bright, you see.

MMIX

  • Доктор мом
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 16620
  • FUNEX? S, VFX. FUNEM? S, VFM
    • View Profile
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8590767.stm

Yeah, the BBC version is a bit fuller but has pretty much the same tenor.

My 2 cents? What Cain said plus Churchill got it way wrong -  from a British POV the relationship was always "special" in the same sense as the "Special Olympics" are special . . .
If the answer is Donald J Trump then it must have been a fucking stupid question.
Trump cultists; "and some, I assume, are good people"
Collusion??? ~ "If it truly was a nothingburger, there’s nothing here, why not open the kimono?”

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 105000
    • View Profile
At the time, Britain was operating under the delicious delusion that the Empire would form a third rival power base to both America and the USSR, so we should probably be thankful that this was the defining phrase to sum up the relationship between the two.