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Has the U.S. led Britain too far from Europe?

Maybe it's time for Britain to secede. No, not from the European Union. From the United States of America. Eight months into the U.S.-led war on terrorism (and maybe on Iraq too), all those old jibes about the U.K. being the 51st state are hitting too close to home for many Britons. Prime Minister Tony Blair's new position as George W. Bush's very best European chum might be good geopolitics — Blair believes only an active ally can temper the conservative President's instinctive unilateralism — but it hasn't played nearly so well at home, particularly among Blair's base of Labour supporters....

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