President Obama gives PM Brown… DVDs.
What did Brown give us? Mr Brown’s gifts included an ornamental desk pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President. Mr Obama was so delighted he has already put it in pride of place in the Oval Office on the Resolute desk which was carved from timbers of Gannet’s sister ship, HMS Resolute. Another treasure given to | Read More »
‘Perfect acquaintances:’ readjusting the Special Relationship.
They updated the original story that Glenn Reynolds linked to, but the raised eyebrow remains: The Prime Minister’s first official meeting with the new President fell short of the lavish welcomes laid on in recent years. After intense negotiations with the new administration, Mr Brown got some warm words on the historic links between the U.S. and UK. [snip] Within minutes of landing in a | Read More »