Brown’s visit leaves the US lukewarm

A large majority of Americans did not even know who the British prime minister was, writes Niall Stanage

7th March, 2009

Gordon Brown, British prime minister, had hoped that his visit to address the US Congress last week would highlight his statesmanlike qualities. He also hoped that some of US President Barack Obama’s sheen might rub off on him.

But Brown’s most optimistic expectations were not fulfilled. While he did lay the groundwork for next month’s important G20 meeting in London, other aspects did not go quite as well as Brown might have hoped....

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