House of Commons
US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND UK-US RELATIONS
Tabled 05 November 2008
There has been an amendment to this EDM.
That this House congratulates Senator Barack Obama on his victory in the race to become President of the United States; commends Senator John McCain on the dignified manner in which he conceded defeat; notes that the previous Labour Prime Minister and the current Labour government have slavishly followed the lead of the outgoing United States President George W Bush, with often disastrous consequences for the UK and for the world; and hopes that in future British Prime Ministers will put British interests first and take a real lead in domestic and world affairs.