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Tony Makara

Teenagers looking for away to end a relationship will often stop speaking to their girlfriend and this is a surefire way of saying "I don't want to be with you" With a general election in Britain looking likely I think Mr Brown is definately trying to end things with Mr Bush. Business of state will of course continue, but in cordial manner.

On the question of Tory-GOP relations, I can see things returning to normal post-Bush. David Cameron has good relations with Rudy Guiliani and John McCain. The Bush/Blair dynamic has been a blip in relations. That will end with both men out of the frame.

Churchill's Parrot

“I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.”
- Sir Winston Churchill

Let’s not be too hard on old Gordy. After all he is merely reflecting the alleged will of the majority of Britons seeking communion with Eurabia is he not? Leaders of the ilk of Bushie and Blair – able to withstand the media-fed tempest of “public sentiment” – are rare indeed. As Lady Thatcher observed, “Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus." Bush, Blair, Thatcher, Churchill - Brown ain’t! At this point in history, so much the worse for England.

Cheers,

Charlie
www.churchillsparrot.com

Yet Another Anon

They've both been busy; Dubya has had to deal with a hostile Congress and some of his leading allies have resigned; Gordon Brown has had the issue of Foot & Mouth and a Crimewave to deal with on the home front, and environmental problems.

I imagine that the White House and Downing Street are still communicating, with aides speaking and documents being transferred between them and if something requiring a conference between Dubya and Brown came up they would pick up the phones, it is probable that they have spoken but that it just hasn't been announced that they had.

mr chips

I think we'll find that many people will soon stop talking to Bush.

bundyfan

When Bush and Blair talked "once a week" who called who? Is Bush phoning Brown only to get a busy signal? Perhaps Bush is giving Brown space because he knows of his own unpopularity in Britain. I find it hard to believe that either men would refuse to take a call from the other. So something mutual must be going on.

atheling

I hope the "mutual" thing is severance.

Let Britain go with Eurabia.

Mark Steyn is right. America Alone.

Denise

Yet another anon, I hope you are right. That could be possible.

Atheling, I can't help but wonder if it will end up that way. It might be as Charlie says. :-(

TomTom

Lucky Bush. If Brown would just shut up when in England we could all get on with serious matters.

Iraq is not the only game and I think Frau Merkel is more important to Bush than Brown, and Sarkozy, because they have a headwind and it is not just the USA that has a 2008 Presidential Election but Russia too........Washington has to think globally; Brown is constrained by Scotland

MarkJ

"I think we'll find that many people will soon stop talking to Bush."

Cute comment, but the clash of civilizations will still come regardless of who's in office and regardless of what you think.

Then again, maybe you're already thumbing through a Qur'an and have given up pork chops, the better to get along with your future Wahabi masters.

MarkJ

"I think we'll find that many people will soon stop talking to Bush."

Cute comment, but the clash of civilizations will still come regardless of who's in office and regardless of what you think.

Then again, maybe you're already thumbing through a Qur'an and have given up pork chops, the better to get along with your future Wahabi masters.

MarkJ

"I think we'll find that many people will soon stop talking to Bush."

Cute comment, but the clash of civilizations will still come regardless of who's in office and regardless of what you think.

Then again, maybe you're already thumbing through a Qur'an and have given up pork chops, the better to get along with your future Wahabi masters.

billm99uk

Fact o' life. Bush is in the "lame duck" phase of his presidency and people are going to be less interested in talking to him. Blair was just the same a few months ago. People are just reading too much into the whole situation.

Simon Newman

MarkJ:
"Then again, maybe you're already thumbing through a Qur'an and have given up pork chops, the better to get along with your future Wahabi masters"

Personally I'm eating pork every chance I get, while it's still legal! *yum* >:)

chazunga

Well, if the Brits "go wobbly" when push comes to shove in Iran, perhaps the French will take a turn.

Ottavio at American Interests

Brown is trying hard to be different to his predecessor, but 5 weeks appears a tad long. I do believe that Howard is history down under, not that I am happy about this.

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