The Special Relationship is back on

Make up your mind about the Special Relationship, kids! A couple of weeks ago the Guardian told us that the UK-US alliance was a load of meat pie. Now, after Condi's sampling of said pies in Blackburn, the Observer (Sunday Guardian) tells us that "Britain's special relationship with the world's most powerful democracy is a prized strategic asset, not just for us but for Europe as a whole."

Why the change in heart?
While Presidents and Prime Ministers come and go, the axis between London and Washington remains the most stable and strongest alliance in the world. Maintaining it has rightly been a foreign policy priority for every British government since the Second World War.
Because being poodle is better than being nothing. At least that's what Whitehall has decided.

Bonus: Heritage Foundation bloke ponders the SR post-Blair.