Brown vows new alliance with Obama
Prime Minister Gordon Brown will set out in his New Years message how he sees the election of Barack Obama as the start of a new 'special relationship' with the USA, a relationship that breaks away from the Blair-Bush years and becomes a real "coalition for change".
Change not just around economics, terrorism and war but on other issues such as climate change.
Brown will issue his New Year's Message later today Sunday 28th December 2008.
Gordon Brown will today use his New Year message to broker a new "coalition for change" with Barack Obama on the economy, the environment and the war on terrorism.
In an attempt to make a decisive break from the Blair-Bush era of transatlantic diplomacy, the Prime Minister sets out the terms for the new special relationship with the president-elect ahead of his inauguration next month.
Despite the global economic storm, Britain and the US will work closely on tackling climate change, including a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at next year's Copenhagen summit, Mr Brown says in his traditional turn-of-the-year address.