That's the headline in today's Daily Telegraph above a story which claims that "David Cameron's advisers fabricated disagreements with George Bush to try to win favour with British voters." The Telegraph story is based on a yet-to-be-published Spectator article by Fraser Nelson in which it is reported that the White House sees the Conservative Party as "a party of turncoats, opportunists and undependable allies who strike a sorry contrast with the steadfast Tony Blair." Team Cameron won't be worried about the deterioration in relations with the unpopular George W Bush. They'll be more concerned at recent reports that John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are also cooling towards the Tories.
At the Commons yesterday evening there was a joint gathering of Republicans Abroad and Conservatives Abroad. The fact that Al Gore is due to address the Conservative frontbench team today was a topic of concerned conversation. The event was nonetheless wowed by enthusiastic Atlanticist Liam Fox. An 18DoughtyStreet.com citizen journalist report of his talk can be watched below. His speech begins with reflections on the 'renewal of Trident' vote.