Harold Wilson and Lyndon B. Johnson: a ‘special relationship’?
’ role, but independent of these factors the Prime
Minister had his own, deep-seated commitment to the United States. David
Bruce noted in mid-1966 that Wilson accepted the principle of continuity in
post-warBritish foreign policy, central to which was ‘the long
established friendly relationship with the US’. 28 Around the time of Bruce’s analysis,
London was canvassing its prospects of joining the EEC, but Europe held