It was absolutely brilliant to hear President Obama in London this morning talk of his belief in the ‘very special relationship’ between the UK and the US.
I suggest Britain has always been the staunchest of all allies to the US. Long may that continue as far as I am concerned. I feel privileged to have a number of great friends in the US. When I hear your new President talk in such warm terms about my own country I have sense of great pride.
To learn from each other; understand each other; help and support each other seems a great place to start from whether we talk about nations or individuals. President Obama inspires far more confidence than his predecessor. It feels like a new dawn. It is not about who is the senior partner – it is about working together.
I’m convinced President Obama has the potential to be the leader who changed the balance from an obscene worship of money to the care, development and support of people.
I certainly wish him well from this side of the pond.