Monday, February 04, 2008

Gordon Brown is no Atlanticist

Why do so many in the media refer to Gordon Brown as an Atlanticist.
  1. Whilst America is staying the course in Iraq, under Gordon Brown, Britain has cut and run.
  2. Whilst America faces up to the war on terror, Gordon Brown denies its existence.
  3. Whilst (broadly speaking) Americans believe in small government and low taxation, Gordon Brown is an old fashioned socialist who believes that the nine most noble words in the English language are "I'm from the Government and I'm here to help".
Aside from having a few good friends in America, I'm scratching my head to work out exactly what is "Atlanticist" about Gordon Brown. Maybe someone can enlighten me.