Friday, July 07, 2006

One year on from 7/7, Britain and America are further apart than ever

Some (US) commentators like to refer to 7/7 as Britain's 9/11. But in its reaction to 7/7, Britain could not be more different.

Twelve months after 7/7, Britain is more anti-American than ever. In fact, the tone of its anti-Americanism is getting uglier and uglier. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. There were many in the chattering classes who said in the days following 9/11 that America had it coming.

All that 7/7 has done is to highlight just how much Britain and America have diverged. See this excellent article by Gerard Baker.