Barely functioning Maybot clunks into the summer recess | John Crace | Politics | The Guardian

John Crace’s political sketch in the Guardian would be funny if it were not so tragic. He summarizes that the Tory leader reverted to basic default settings at PMQs as her party’s MPs gritted their teeth and waited.

Source: Barely functioning Maybot clunks into the summer recess | John Crace | Politics | The Guardian

Yes, May limps off to parliament’s summer recess – nominally, she’s still PM. But the reality is that the UK is mortally wounded without a political leader.

It’s totally inconceivable that May will last till the Tory conference in the Autumn. It’s time for the Chair of the 1922 Committee to have a quiet word and ask her to resign, in the UK national interest.


The real loser in Barack Obama’s worldview? David Cameron. – The Washington Post

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English: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article from the Washington Post is an important read. It examines Jeffrey Goldberg‘s interviews of President Obama, published in the Atlantic.

It suggests that Obama’s view of his British counterpart is remarkably bleak.

Although I am politically conservative (open this link for an analysis of my political views), I have never been a great supporter of David Cameron. He’s made lots of mistakes but to be fair to him, he has improved.

In my view, the deterioration in UK/US relations is down much more to Obama. Obama came to office with prejudiced views and had no place for the UK. History will soon be written about Obama and I personally believe it will be highly critical of Obama foreign policy.

Let’s face it, Obama has probably been America’s weakest president for a hundred years.