The Anti-Churchill

The Weekly Standard
March 26, 2008

When British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visits the United States next month he is unlikely to receive as enthusiastic a welcome as his predecessor, Tony Blair. A recent report in London’s Sunday Telegraph cast a bleak spotlight on the current state of Anglo-American relations with the stark headline: “‘Special Relationship’ dies under Gordon Brown.” The Telegraph article revealed that British diplomats were no longer using the term to describe the decades-long alliance between London and Washington that had, in its heyday, successfully defeated both Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. more