Over the years since the Tony Blair became Prime Minister, there has been much talk of this 'special relationship' between the U.S.A and the U.K, which has essentially meant that whenever America wants something they can just turn to their little whipping boy, the U.K., for support. Whether it has been over the BP spill (for which I feel America should be solely blamed, it is not Tony Hayward's fault, it was the fault of a negligent safety inspector who is no doubt American) or taking us into conflicts we have no reason to be involved in.
This is a country that has caused numerous instances of unrest across the world in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Cyprus just to name a few, and each time we are there tarnishing our name, too. In America's 'war on terror' we were there behind them, weakly smiling and ready to jump: this is a particularly sore point as the IRA had been funded by the U.S, and the so called 'war on terror' led to the loss of innocent lives on July 7th in London. Where was the U.S to back us up when the terrorism of the IRA was directed at us?
Why is this idea important?
This is important as the UK clearly doesn't want to become a target for war or terror just because we go along with America's whims.
We need to strengthen our national identity and PRIDE, and have closer links with Europe, not America.
People make claims that immigrants to the UK or having strong links with Europe is destroying our culture. If nothing else, it only takes a short walk down any street in our country to see that Starbucks, McDonalds and all that other rubbish, is the problem. America is destroying our culture and it's destroying national pride.