Brown to end Blairs terror strategy

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Brown to end Blair's terror strategy
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Gordon Brown vowed yesterday to take on President George W Bush and the Americans over foreign policy as he spelt out plans to break from Tony Blair's approach to the "war on terror".

The Chancellor, who is on course to succeed Mr Blair as Prime Minister this summer, made clear he wanted to place Britain's national interest above the special relationship with Washington.

Mr Brown also forced Mr Blair, his long-term rival, to authorise No 10 to issue its first statement denouncing the bungled execution of Saddam Hussein.

Mr Blair had declined to make any public comment after video footage emerged of the former Iraqi dictator being harangued by Shia guards as he waited on the scaffold.

But after Mr Brown told BBC1's Sunday AM that No 10 was obliged to issue a statement, Mr Blair rapidly let it be known that he thought the handling of the execution was "unacceptable".

As Mr Brown prepares to take over from Mr Blair, he is determined to signal a dramatic shift in the way No 10 handles its relations with the Bush White House.

Laying out his plans for a more distinctly British premiership than Mr Blair's, Mr Brown said he looked forward to working with Mr Bush and recognised the need for close links with the Americans.
 
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With my rich experience in reading of Pravda newspaper I would like to propose you a translation from political English to understandable (for anybody) language.

Mr Brown said he looked forward to working with Mr Bush and recognised the need for close links with the Americans.
So instead of the Poodle the Americans would have the Collie.

"Obviously people who know me know that I will speak my mind. I'll be very frank.
It means: Idiots who think that they know me guess that I always tell my real thoughts (ha-ha-ha). True politicians voided this stupid habit.

"The British national interest is what I and my colleagues are about."
Politicians adore this phrase and repeat it countless number of times. There is its full variant:

My own interest is on the first place for me (and on the second too). But if it coinsides with national one then the British national interest is what I and my colleagues are about.
 

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