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The Duel: should the UK stop pretending Trump’s US can be its best friend?

Peter Tatchell and Malcolm Rifkind battle it out

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Should the UK stop pretending Trump’s US can be its best friend?

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yesduelEven if Donald Trump had not been elected, there would be good reasons to rethink the special relationship. The United States is in decline, set to be eclipsed economically by China and militarily checkmated by Russia. So why would Britain wish to hitch its future to a fading world power?

There are also ethical reasons to question our ties with Washington. For much of the post-war era,…

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