Last January I wrote a not entirely serious post about whether Obama was a closet Anglophobe. When you look at what has happened since then- returning the bust of Winston Churchill, giving Gordon Brown those somewhat insulting presents, disavowing the "special relationship" and now refusing to back Britain's position in the Falklands- I think it's fair to say that he certainly is not an Anglophile.
There is no reason why a foreign head of state should favour us over other countries of course (except for being allies of the US), but his seeming indifference to this country ought to make some of the Obama worshippers over here pause for thought. There is nothing more cringe inducing than seeing a political man crush going unreciprocated.
A Rugby train at Market Harborough in 1966
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