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The Guardian view on Trump’s war: UK goes from poodle to lapdog? | Editorial

Home countries will not profit from pursuing a reckless Brexit while hitching ourselves to Donald Trump’s Iranian misadventure

A British prime minister flies back from a Caribbean holiday where “hes been”, courtesy of millionaire friends, sunning himself on yachts while the Middle East is in flames and Britain in the traction of a security crisis. Britain’s key ally is accused of war crimes on foreign soil in a fight with Iran and its regional proxies. European opinion has quickly solidified around the idea that both sides show restraint. The British response is to defy this advice and endorse a belligerent US administration’s approach. Deja vu? It certainly should clang familiar.

The year was 2006 and the British prime minister was Tony Blair. His stubborn refusal to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon dealt, by his own report, a “fatal blow” to his premiership.

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