Friday, May 06, 2005

Blair's Future With Bush

For those of you who are wondering exactly how domestic electoral minutae on a wee Atlantic island effects life in these here United States, the BBC has very kindly provided some informed yet speculative punditry as to the impact of Blair's reduced majority and spectacular unpopularity on the Special Relationship and other foreign policy questions:

"The clipping of Tony Blair's wings by a British electorate angry over Iraq probably means that the highly activist and interventionist foreign policy which marked his first two terms will be diminished...The alliance between Mr Blair and US President George W Bush is likely to be weakened. American policy will therefore be framed with the British far less in mind."
BBC NEWS: Election 2005. Blair's wings clipped abroad

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