The UK's fragile relationship with America could ruin Brexit

October 17, 2020 at 04:00

Nowhere is this truer than in the United Kingdom, a country that so often talks of its "special relationship" with the United States, a reference to the term coined by Winston Churchill in 1946.
When Churchill used the words "special relationship" he did so on American soil alongside his friend, President Harry Truman.
This means a special relationship between the British Commonwealth and Empire and the United States," said Churchill.
Donald Trump and Boris Johnson onstage during the annual NATO heads of government summit on December 4, 2019 in Watford, England.
"I don't think the British public understands the reservoir of public support for Ireland in America.
If Johnson wanted to join Biden in restoring this sort of order to the world, it would not be unpopular with large parts of the British public.
"Research shows that the British public is more supportive of Democratic US presidents," says Scotto.
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Worse for Johnson, some believe that even in the case of a Trump victory, the special relationship might not really be special enough for Trump to prop him up.
"I never grew up thinking there was a special relationship, neither did my parents.
The US of course wants a good relationship with the UK, but it also wants one with Japan, Germany or Israel.