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US- UK Special relationship Over


The End Of The US-UK Special Relationship

The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’.Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election, the memo also warns that the UK faces turmoil if there is a hung parliament.”

So reported the Daily Mail and Saturday and so ends the second world war. Put the corpse at Obama’s door, it is during his Presidency that so many of the USA’s greatest allies have been given short shrift. Maybe necessarily… maybe it was the one thing that absolutely had to happen and Obama was the only one who could do it. But the Special relationship, built by Churchill and Truman in 1945, where the UK followed the US’s lead has survived everything from the Suez Canal to the Iraq war and now it appears to have fizzled out completely.

In real terms, the US has lost its biggest allie in the world if the Obama administration let’s it slip by.This is the official end of the “special relationship” forged by Churchill (half American himself, you may remember) in 1945.

And on a rock nyc basis, we take this special relationship seriously enough to cover the UK charts every single week and to view what happens musically in the UK nearly as closely, no, damn it, as closely, as we do the US scene. How do you think we covered Sam Smith before Taylor Swift did? Why do we know who Naughty Boy is? Sweden Scheden it is the UK that sets the tone for the world, through its special relationship with the US, for the entire world of music.

This is the end of eras not an era, this is the end of not 1945  but 1776

“The UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda…” I feel like Fredo in the last scene of Godfather II.


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