This is good. Have post coming on Syria vote. They can’t spin a war any more. Spell wearing off. Tory’s rebelled even though Miliband still blew what was handed to him on a platter. Change has occurred outside Westminster bubble, and backbenchers know it. Times are fundamentally changing. Libya was a line in the sand. That’s not to say they won’t have a war anyway, but something is very different now.

A Thousand Cuts

[London] – The long heralded ‘Special Relationship’ between the United States and Britain was reported missing and presumed dead last night at the age of 67.

Reports indicated that the relationship had disappeared somewhere in Westminster, and was believed to have fallen through deep fissures within the Conservative and Labour parties, with little chance of survival.

The alliance, fathered by Sir Winston Churchill in 1946, had seen the two nations maintain global peace by launching a succession of wars over many decades.

But after an expensive petroleum business venture in Iraq failed spectacularly in 2003, support for the relationship fell among the British public, while the global financial crisis has meant that neither country can any longer afford to act as a global policeman.

The final straw came on Wednesday night, as British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to delay plans to win parliamentary backing for an attack on…

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