Mon 2 March 2009, The Daily Telegraph

Gordon Brown's desperation for "special relationship" with Obama is embarrassing

By Toby Harnden
Gordon Brown hasn't even arrived here in Washington yet and I'm feeling slightly queasy. Of course, Britain should want to be a pre-eminent ally of the United States. But do we need to be quite so crawlingly needy and obvious about it? The way the British government craves approval from President Barack Obama is humiliating, and very probably counter-productive.
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