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Mortgaged to the Yanks

At midnight on 31st December 2006, Britain finally paid off the last tranche of its multi-billion dollar debt to the Americans from the end of World War 2. Sir Christopher Meyer, controversial former ambassador to Washington during the Bush and Blair era and author of explosive memoirs DC Confidential, tells the dramatic story of how we came to be mortgaged to the Americans, and reveals what this cautionary tale really tells us about our so-called special relationship.

  • Originally Aired June 18, 2007
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Original Network BBC
  • Parental Guideline TV-PG

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