Letting go of America and being happy about it

Is it even conceivable that Australian politicians (or Israelis) would ever say this publicly?

MPs today urged the government to adopt a more hard-headed approach towards the US and avoid the phrase “the special relationship” as Britain’s influence over America was likely to diminish.

The 14-member cross-party foreign affairs committee said that the phrase coined by Winston Churchill more than 60 years ago no longer reflects political reality and should be dropped.

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