Sue and I had a happy day in Washington, D.C., when William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton was first inaugurated on the 20th of January, 1993.
I have no idea whether the Daily Telegraph will publish what I think on its website, but this is what I have written:
"Con Coughlin lucidly and rightly draws attention to the sometimes serious flaws that are inherent in the 'special relationship' that we Brits have had - and still have - with our American cousins.
It may be interesting to note that whilst canvassing on the doorsteps and in the streets of South East Cambridgeshire (where I am an independent candidate), I have found far more British support for our British armed forces defending the Falkland Islands, which are British and which are populated by British colonists, than for the seemingly endless and wasteful adventure in Afghanistan.
The anti-colonialist American government, like all of its anti-colonialist predecessors, might also care to note that, were the British Falkland Islands to change hands, those British islands and their British people would become colonies and (unwilling) colonists of another colonialist government, that of the Argentinean colonists.
To be truly anti-colonialist, the Americans have first to be consistent."