If Britain joined in a moment of self-doubt, it voted out as a confident, self-assured, optimistic, outward-looking and independent nation state.
The visit should serve as a timely reminder that the last especially outlasts any individual President or Prime Minister.
At the funeral of the 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush, he is honoured by the 43rd, George Walker Bush.
The older Bush was a man of free markets, small government, global engagement…and good manners.
This article was originally published on the anniversary of the former President’s election. We re-issue it today as news comes of his death.
After a long chill, relations between the sister parties are thawing.
He governed in the shadow of Reagan, and lost his re-election bid. But he achieved much at home, even more abroad – and makes Trump look like a moral dwarf.
“I can’t vote for Clinton, so I think, I’m going to vote for him, but then every time he opens up his mouth I go: ‘Good God!’ ”.
Trump’s antics are a threat to the stability and peace of Europe.
Plus: Trump v Sanders? Beckett’s report: smell the ostrich dung. And: I have never used poppers.
People willing to give their time and experience for nothing in support of others is a valuable and precious part of our society.