Special Relationship

A Political Apprenticeship: What Winston Churchill Taught Harry Truman

Philip White | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

The two men couldn't have been more different. One was born in a magnificent palace, the other in a humble farmhouse. One had been in politics for 40 years, the other was a relative newcomer. One was lauded as his country's greatest Prime Minister. The other was derided as an accidental President...

Paul Vale

Dan Hannan On The Tea Party, Libertarianism And The Ukip Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics

WASHINGTON -- British Conservative MEP Dan Hannan first came to public attention in 2009 when a public castigation of the then-Prime Minister Gordon B...

Winston Churchill, Putin's Russia and Ukraine: Timeless Lessons from the 'Iron Curtain Speech' 68 Years On

Philip White | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Philip White

Can a speech made by a former Prime Minister 68 years ago still be relevant today? When we're talking about Winston Churchill's Sinews of Peace address (aka 'the Iron Curtain speech'), the answer is a resounding "yes."

Gates Lifts the Lid on UK Defence Issues

Ashlee Godwin | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ashlee Godwin

The warning issued by former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates over the UK's ongoing programme of cuts to its defence budget - and to its armed forces - was an unusual public intervention in UK policy by a high-profile member of the US political class.

Syria: David Cameron Updates His Facebook Status (PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Comedy

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Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech: Still Relevant, 67 Years On

Philip White | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

This week marks the 67th anniversary of Winston Churchill's 'Iron Curtain' address (actually named 'The Sinews of Peace'), which he called "the most important speech of my career". And he'd given one or two of those.

David Cameron and the Mitt in the Mirror

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

Romney is terminally stained by the awkward perfume of elitism, something Cameron is and always has been trying desperately to run away from

Blair: I Don't Have A 'Special Relationship' With Cameron

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair's office has denied reports that the former Labour prime minister had struck up a "special relationship" with David Cameron. A spokesman...

A Special Relationship

H. Edward Mann | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK
H. Edward Mann

On 8 May, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Lord Watson of Richmond on the Thames were joined by Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates William Howell in planting a London Plane tree (Platanus acerifolia) behind the historic Virginia State Capitol.

'Responsibility to Protect' is Sacrificed to Realpolitik by a Morally Weak Transatlantic Alliance

John Slinger | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

If the brave reporting of the late Marie Colvin and her colleagues wasn't enough, an analogy may illuminate the moral cowardice of the international community's response in Syria.

The Week That Was: World Relations

Carla Buzasi | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As mothers across Britain wake up this morning to bunches of flowers, breakfast in bed and handmade cards, it seems appropriate that one of the biggest news stories of the past week was the sharp increase in the number of women taking up board positions across the UK. I say "sharp increase", in practical terms, the headline-making reality is merely that we are on track to exceed the government's recommendation of 25% of FTSE 100 board positions being filled by women by 2015, hardly a victory for equality, but a step in the right direction if nothing else.

The White House Now Realises the UK is an Indispensable Ally

Chris McCarthy | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Chris McCarthy

America and Britain's close working partnership has endured despite cool, and sometimes frosty, relations between our premiers.

Cameron and Obama Need to Do Business, Not Just Tea and Sympathy

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

This week President Obama will throw a tea party for British prime minister David Cameron in Washington, with only a trace of irony.

Cameron Seeks Military 'Endgame' In Afghanistan

Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has accepted that Afghanistan will not be "a perfect democracy" by the time British troops return home, but said that the public wants t...

'Essential Relationship': Cameron Arrives For US Talks

Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron was given a red-carpet welcome as he arrived in the US for talks with President Barack Obama that are expected to focus troops withdrawa...

Cameron's Summit With Obama - What's Up For Discussion?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Politics

The potential crisis brewing in Afghanistan after a US soldier went on a shooting rampage killing at least 16 civilians is likely to top the agenda wh...

PHOTOS: The UK's Relationship With America Through The Years

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron is jetting off to the United States to start bilateral talks with President Obama on Tuesday, but the meeting comes at a difficult momen...

The British are Coming: Is it Time to Invade America?

Will Porter | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Politics
Will Porter

Normally I wouldn't recommend Britain invading any nation, let alone one with nuclear weapons and a population of heavily armed Fox News viewers. This drastic course of action is not for the sake of freeing a people from the tyranny of nihilistic capitalism, but in order to save Britain from itself.

God and the American Elections

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

Politics provides one of the most vivid and telling measures of how wide the Atlantic really is. It is not just that the point of gravity in America is so much further to the right, such that David Cameron would be considered by many Americans as 'socialistic' just for his support of the National Health Service. It is that ideas and beliefs that would be thought daft in Britain are part of mainstream discourse in the US.

America and Britain’s “Special Relationship”: Has It Served the People? Not on Your Nelly.

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Britain needs to grow up from this infantile obsession with the special relationship, to be independent, and with Europe to develop a sane foreign policy that challenges the aggressive and mad policies pushed by those on the right in the US.

Howard Fineman

UK Ambassador to US : 'Our Extraordinarily Effective Alliance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK

WASHINGTON - Fourth of July dawned grey and muggy in the American capital. Like everything else in Washington, the British Embassy was closed. But the...