24 September 2009

Oh the humiliation ...

It is all that anyone will remember about his latest visit to the US. The Guardian reports:
Gordon Brown lurched from being hailed as a global statesman to intense embarrassment tonight, after it emerged US President had turned down no fewer than five requests from Downing Street to hold a bilateral meeting at the United Nations in New York or at the G20 summit starting in Pittsburgh today.
Well what did he expect after the Libyan fiasco? And, despite the No 10 denials, and unlike his counterparts from China, Russia and Japan, Mr Brown never did get his facetime with Mr President.

1 comment:

John A Thomson said...

Obama doesn't want to taint his image by appearing with a lame duck PM who will be gone within the next few months. His aides are jumping on the Lybian issue as an excuse to put some distance between the president and Gordo.