Britain’s new Prime Minister is surprisingly American

Economic ties between the world’s first and sixth biggest economies—behind India, Germany, Japan and China—play a crucial role, too. The U.S. and U.K. serve as each other’s No. 1 source of direct foreign investment, according to the U.S. embassy in the U.K. website.

I’ll get to that good stuff on Sunak in a second, but first a word about the bond between America and England. France or Israel might believe they have a special relationship with the U.S.—but they’re fighting for second place. We’ve had ties with England going back to the ill-fated Virginia colony in 1584 and over the ensuing five centuries no country has been closer. Read more >>>.

This is panning out similar to President Harry Truman. Energized by his surprising victory, Truman presented his program for domestic reform in 1949. The Fair Deal included proposals for increased aid to education, providing access to banking, higher interest rates, higher minimum wage, federal protection for civil rights, and national health insurance.

Active in the Democratic Party, Truman was elected a judge of the Jackson County Court (an administrative position) in 1922. He became a Senator in 1934. During World War II he headed the Senate war investigating committee, checking into waste and corruption and saving perhaps as much as 15 billion dollars.


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