President Obama’s recent trip to the UK seems to have been a roaring success. And why not? No country on earth shares more with the United States: a common language; a dominant culture; a shared history; a compatible foreign policy; a similar economy; a comparable political system – and most important of all, a shared sense of “special relationship” felt by most citizens of both countries.
All of this brings up a venerable old idea that has been bouncing around for decades. Why not make the UK the 51st state – or maybe the 51st 52nd, 53rd or 54th if Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland choose that route. READ MORE »