The Special Relationship
This morning, a BBC interviewer asked a Labour Party spokesperson whethehr, in the event that Jeremy Corbyn became Prime Minister, he would reaffirm the 'Special Relationship' with the US. No coherent reply was forthcoming. What is the reason for this lingering obsession of the UK political classes with a relationship which, if it still exists at all, is that of Patron and Client (in the Roman meaning of the words)? Any dealings with Trump's administration will be on a strictly transactional basis, and the UK has nothing to offer the US except a source of easy pickings.