Barack Obama meets the Queen in London

Barack and Michelle Obama meet the Queen and Prince Philip. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Great to see President Obama on his state visit to London but let’s not forget what all of this is really about. He is up for election. The Queen needs to attract American and global tourism. He needs the UK as an alley against the “war on terror” and to fight it for the US. We need to be best best friends with the most powerful country in the world. I’m watching the BBC  practically gush with sickly enthusiasm.

I’m all for attracting tourism and encouraging a strong economy in the UK. But we all know the smiles are for a reason and part of the game. After all, it is the business of politics. The BBC keep saying that the Queen is going out of her way to welcome the Obamas but they think it’s a personal thing. I beg to differ. The Queen is an intelligent woman. She’s had her talk with the Prime Minister:

“We got to suck American ass because our economy is in the shit hole. Do what you can, your Majesty.”

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