So, let me just say ‘Happy 4th July’ to those splendid Americans whose acquaintance I am grateful to have made. Let me also say to all Americans that you did well to kick us out the way you did. Congratulations. But let me also say that we now seem to be following in your wake (mostly courtesy of Mrs Thatcher) and some of us wish we weren’t.
This isn’t an unfriendly post, just a frank and balanced one.