Fraser Nelson

Brown overlooks our allies

Brown overlooks our allies
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Can someone please give Gordon Brown a crash course in recent world history? "European leadership did not support President Bush in Iraq other than Britain and one or two other countries," he tells CBS before his trip to the US . "I feel I can bring Europe and America closer together for the future."

Hmmm. Only one or two countries? Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Italy, Slovakia and Denmark supported the Iraq war. He would do better bringing them together if he had the faintest idea about their role in the Iraq conflict. I suppose he was so deep underwater at that stage avoiding making any supportive speeches himself that he couldn't have taken much notice.

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Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

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