posted on Apr, 17 2008 @ 01:17 PM
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he is "absolutely confident" he can work with any of the three candidates for US president, after talks in
He has met Democrat front-runner Barack Obama, party rival Hillary Clinton and Republican contender John McCain.
Mr Brown is also to hold talks on the global credit crunch with President Bush before a joint press conference.
Subjects including Iraq, Afghanistan and climate change are expected to be on the agenda.
Americans on the board will be forgiven for not realising the British Prime Minister is in Washington - the Pope seems to have stolen the lime light!
How will the US-UK relationship change after Bush leaves office? Will it depend on which candidate wins? Will it change at all? It seems that Brown
and the Foreign Office are making a concerted effort to keep in with the US - Brown already knows Hillary Clinton and John McCain, and this was his
first meeting with Barak Obama.
My prediction is that things will remain strong. The US and the UK are working together on so many issues of mutual benefit... Afghanistan, Iraq, the
economic troubles, Iran and so forth. There are strong business links between both nations too.
I'm not sure what kind of a difference a Republican or a Democrat president will make - I know Labour are traditionally closer to the Democrats and
the Conservatives are traditionally closer to the Republicans, but it generally doesn't make a big difference (see Bush-Blair, MacMillan-Kennedy or