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May 12th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

What does Britain's power shift mean for U.S.?

(CNN) – It's the first full day on the job for Britain's new prime minister, David Cameron. The torch was passed yesterday after Gordon Brown resigned, ending more than a decade of rule by his Labour Party.

Cameron said he wants to form a coalition government with the liberal Democrats. So what does the changing of the guard mean here at home? Former Asst. Secretary of State James Rubin and Time International editor Michael Elliott gave us their thoughts on Wednesday's American Morning.

Read more: Britain's new PM starts work


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  1. Hendrix

    I wish the the presenter wouldn't talk about 'England', Cameron is the British prime minister and we are talking about British politics.

    May 17, 2010 at 4:24 am |
  2. LIZ CARTER in GEORGIA

    I think it would mean a more visible agreeable interaction of both nations working together for 'CHANGE' in the status quo. I think that OBAMA AND CAMERON may have like minds on what needs to be done to make the world a better place. I also think that they agree, for the most part, on how best to handle the internal issues that are plaguing their own countries. I think that both young leaders will be able to genuinely work together and in concert to get things done, because GREAT MINDS DO THINK ALIKE!

    May 13, 2010 at 8:11 am |