I first started hearing about this "Special Relationship" when BattleAxe Thatcher and Ronnie Reagan were in power. Then it continued with Major and Bush-Daddy, and then Major and Clinton, and now Blair and Dubya, and so on?
So the "special relationship" has survived various regime-changes on both sides, from right-wing to left-wing, my question is, how much of this "special relationship" is based on a common language rather than a common ideology?
As food for thought, would we have still gone to war against Iraq if the native language of the USA had been French rather than English. And would the French?
Is this "Special Relationship" malarkey just a ploy by the Americans to make the British PM feel important? Do they learn it in Presidential Training Camp? I wonder...