As much as I think Brown is an end of the bell variety just read this about about gifts were exchanged between Brown and Obama Given Obama's fathers history of dislike of the British, despite this the fact that his ancestors would have likely been whisked off from Africa by Islamic slave traders if it werent for the Royal Navy, Brown gave Obama the following as symbolic gifts An ornamental desk pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, once named HMS President. Mr Obama was so delighted he has already put it in pride of place in the Oval Office on the Resolute desk which was carved from timbers of Gannet's sister ship, HMS Resolute. Another treasure given to the U.S. President was the framed commission for HMS Resolute, a vessel that came to symbolise Anglo-US peace when it was saved from ice packs by Americans and given to Queen Victoria. Finally, Mr Brown gave a first edition set of the seven-volume classic biography of Churchill by Sir Martin Gilbert. What did Brown get in return A 25-DVD box set of classic American films and 2 plastic helicopters for his kids from the Whitehouse giftshop As I said, Brown is a cnut but that is taking the p1ss and is one of many fcuk ups the Obama presidency has already committed. How long do you think the honeymoon period is going to last? Does this signal a cooling off in the 'special relationship'