For years I've been a passionate admirer of the U.S. But recent events force me to ask: is it time to ditch our strongest ally?
Ever since World War I, there has been one solid plank of British foreign policy - the special relationship with the U.S. Two basic calculations lay behind this decision to stick with America through thick and thin.
The first was that we believed it stood for everything that was decent and true: freedom under law, democracy, human rights, freedom of expression.
There was also a more cynical consideration. Successive prime ministers have maintained that our selfish national interest benefited from standing blindly behind the U.S.
Is it now time to end our unspecial relationship with America and its president Barack Obama?
The belief has been that this country's security will benefit from defence and intelligence co-oper
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