http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11917398Wikileaks files show UK considered 'paranoid' by US
Hague reportedly described top Tories as "staunch Atlanticists"
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Files newly released by the Wikileaks website highlight what is described as the UK's "paranoia" about its so-called special relationship with the US.
In one cable, a senior US diplomat describes "excessive UK speculation" after Barack Obama became president.
"This over-reading would often be humorous, if it were not so corrosive," says the cable, reports the Guardian.
The cables detail efforts by leading Tories, who are now in government, to stress their pro-US credentials.
A 2008 cable written by US deputy chief of mission Richard LeBaron describes a meeting with William Hague, then a Conservative frontbencher and now foreign secretary.
When asked at the meeting whether the relationship was "still special", Mr Hague is said to have replied: "We want a pro-American regime. We need it. The world needs it."
The messages are among more than 250,000 US cables obtained by Wikileaks and being published in stages by the whistle-blowing website.
Details are also being published in the Guardian and several other papers around the world that gained an advance look at the material.
our politicians are embarrassing us!!! Watch
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- 04-12-2010 02:39
- 04-12-2010 02:43
Splendid isolation is long gone. Britain is dead. We need a good leader not a bull**** PM (ie not Brown or Cameron - ).
Hopefully Britain shall rise again to rebuild the greatest empire the world has ever seen.
- 04-12-2010 02:49
A strong, inspirational and respectable figure like Obama is what this country needs.
Not the stupid, sweaty, idiotic tory toff that is David Cameron and his backup gang of suck ass *****.
- 04-12-2010 02:50
Ideally such "staunch Atlantacists" would be fed feet-first into a mincer, but we don't live in an ideal world
- 04-12-2010 02:56
This man for President!
- 04-12-2010 03:00
I can't access that site!
- 04-12-2010 18:52
Hasn't Britain been pro-American for as long as anyone alive can remember? All this "51st State" business isn't exactly news.