January 14, 2013

Britain Only Matters to Obama as Part of EU

Peter Oborne, Daily Telegraph

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It is more than 50 years since President Eisenhower destroyed a British prime minister, Anthony Eden, when he pulled the plug on the Anglo-French invasion of Suez in 1956. It may turn out that a few carefully chosen words in an on-the-record briefing in London on Wednesday from US assistant secretary Philip Gordon have an equally dramatic effect.

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TAGGED: David Cameron, European Union, United Kingdom, Barack Obama


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