After six years of your ineptitude and blustering, don't be surprised if your main allies in the Conservative Party decide the time has come to cultivate friends elsewhere:
William Hague has urged the government to do more to improve relations with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and not focus so heavily on the US. In a keynote speech on foreign policy, the Conservative shadow foreign secretary will call on the government to "recover the art of managing the [US-UK] relationship well".
Mr Hague will refer to Britain under Tony Blair's government as the "junior partner" in the relationship with Washington and questioned the influence London has on its neighbour. He will suggest that the fact that it "has taken so long to secure American commitment" over technology sharing for the development of the Joint-Strike Fighter plane, coupled with Britain's apparent lack of influence on the US strategy in Iraq, bears such a position out.