"When was the last time a British prime minister cancelled a White House
summit with a US president? Possibly never. Yet that’s what Boris
Johnson did after a livid, cursing Donald Trump slammed the phone down
on him in a row over the Chinese firm, Huawei.
Now a planned tête-à-tête in Washington next month, already twice
delayed, is off. Not postponed. Not rescheduled. Off. So much for
“Britain Trump”, the servile moniker the president pinned on Johnson
last year. So much for the “special relationship”. Perhaps it was always
doomed to end in tears.
Imperious, bullying American behaviour, political arm-twisting and
shameless economic blackmail over a post-Brexit trade deal pose big
problems for Britain in a time of deep uncertainty. But other US
partners are in the same boat."
Via Paul Ferguson.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics