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Cameron & Conservative Party in charge in UK - Thoughts?

In 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase “the special relationship” to describe the unique bond between the U.S. and U.K. But there are signs that the new British prime minister, David Cameron, might not see it as quite so special.

While his Conservative Party's election manifesto spoke of the U.K.’s “strong relationship with the United States,” one of its key foreign policy goals is to “establish a new special relationship with India, the world’s largest democracy.”

In 2006, Cameron wrote about the need for improved ties with India in the left-leaning Guardian newspaper. “For too long, politics in this country has been obsessed with Europe and America,” he wrote. “Serious and responsible leadership in the 21st century means engaging with far greater energy in the parts of the world where Britain's strategic interests will increasingly lie.”

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • When Cameron tries to move  the UK away from socialism because he knows it does not work.

    And Obama is trying to move us into socialism.

    What do you expect?


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 5:56 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • I have my doubts they can do much for their economy. Cameron is sayinmg he wants to work closely with the Dems and, well things are done differently in Europe... Obviously. Even Conservative politicians have no problem helping out the have nots. I don't see them ever really recovering even with the "hurtful cuts" they are planning.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:57 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Obama sent back the statue of Winston Churchill to the UK, as his first (of several) snubbing acts to the UK. I don't really blame them for wanting to focus elsewhere.

    Especially when you consider how India is economically taking off, and we're economically dwindling at the moment.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:32 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Under Cameron , the relationship with the US will not be as close as it was when Blair and Brown were Prime Ministers. It has nothing to do with ' socialism but more to do with the Euro-sceptic and 'go -it-alone' philosophy of the UK conservative party. UK conservatives are nothing like the US variety, they are so liberal by American standards they make Obama look like a tea bagger.

    Answer by janet116 at 5:38 PM on May. 12, 2010

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