Saturday, June 06, 2009
Britain, France, America AND Canada?
Just a note.
Much of the British press has been upset about a perceived snub to the Queen by either Gordon Brown and/or Nicolas Sarkozy over the 65th anniversary commemorations in Normandy.
A key statistic has been that, taken together, the number of troops from the UK and Canada was greater than the number of troops from the US. While not intended to be anti-American in this case, this particular statistic is significant as the Queen is head of state of both the UK and Canada.
However, I have noted in the broadcast reports of the events, although mention has been made of "a Canadian leader" being present, none has actually had the grace to name Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister.