Gordon Brown pledges stronger ties with US

August 1, 2007 8:00 AM

Gordon Brown has said that the world owes the United States a debt of gratitude.

The comment came during the Prime Minister's visit to the US to meet with President Bush. During the visit Mr Brown promised to strengthen the UK's relationship with the US further. Cambridge MP David Howarth has condemned the comment, saying that:

"This 'special relationship' between the Labour Government and President Bush has taken us into a damaging and illegal war in Iraq, seriously damaged the UK's credibility abroad and made the country a major target for terrorism.

David Howarth MP in the House of Commons

David Howarth MP

"It is no surprise that Gordon Brown intends to strengthen ties with the US. As Chancellor he backed and bankrolled the war in Iraq and now as Prime Minister he has made it clear that he will continue to back American foreign policy."

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