" ... the past week ... ended with the Trump administration delivering an outrageous one-fingered salute to Britain."
Whinge ... Whinge ...
The Times newspaper's First Leader was commenting on the refusal of the North American regime to extradite one of its citizens who killed a Briton on a British country road, allegedly by dangerous driving.
After listing examples of American habitual double standards in such matters, the Leader Writer, who is usually not a million miles from British Establishment thinking, went on to complain about the vast sums owed by American 'diplomats' who refuse to pay their fines for their illegal parking on our streets.
Anti-Americanism is the one factor which currently unites much of the Right, the Left, and the Centre of our politics. But I call it whinging.
Of course it isn't very nice to be humiliated so publicly and shown up to be a despised and impotent colonial appendage of the Yankie Imperium. But if we don't like it we should do something about it.
I suggest that we create a new part of our Security Service, perhaps to be called MI7. Its methods would be inspired by those of our very effective friends in Mossad. Its remit would be to hunt down homicidal American fugitives from British justice; to kidnap and sedate them; then to package them up and ship them back to Blighty in crates labelled "Chlorinated Chicken".