The ‘leader of the free world’ manages to reduce Nato geopolitics to suburban real-estate rivalry, but fails to team up with Johnson – or Farage
The last time a US president visited the UK at Christmas, it was in a Richard Curtis film and Hugh Grant was the prime minister. This week, real-life Hugh Grant has been knocking on doors with Lib Dem and Labour candidates urgently trying to stop Brexit, and the guy who demanded a cameo in the film Home Alone 2 has been the “leader of the free world” for three years.
Back then, people called the Curtis film – Love, Actually – smug. But in retrospect, it had nothing on the west.
Source: The Guardian
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