Friday, October 17, 2008

USA election and EU link

I know that Britain's best interests are served by close co-operation with our neighbours in the EU - particularly to deal with global issues like climate change. (I'm just back from leading a fact-finding trip to Brussels for a group of Lib Dems - pictures).

But I also know that what happens in the USA election will impact on us this side of the pond. To see how the election is going I sometimes look at the website below. Looks like a Democrat President, Senate and House of Representatives is on the cards for the first time since the Bill Clinton high point!

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Barack Obama and John McCain spoke this week at the Alfred E Smith Memorial Dinner in New York City. A very entertaining 30 minutes out of the campaign battle. The McCain speech is first, in two sections, then Obama also in two sections.


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