At the recent G8 summit, Britain’s 'special relationship' with America rose to new levels when Barack Obama told David Cameron to "give him 3 rings" to say he'd made it back to the hotel safely.
Whilst dealing with the Eurozone crisis and the potential Greek exit from the single currency was high on the agenda, President Obama insisted on delaying the start of the afternoon session by 30 minutes so that the Prime Minister could have a little nap. Mr Obama justified this by reminding everyone that Mr Cameron had been allowed to stay up late to watch the end of the Champion's League final. Once everyone had re-convened, he further held things up by checking Mr Cameron had his vest on and ensuring he had washed his hands after greeting the new French President.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said, "The close relationship between the two countries is something we treasure, though it is going a bit far when, over lunch, the President insists that David eats his greens and chews properly. He also said he had to take his coat off or he 'wouldn't feel the benefit'. This is the reverse of the advice we are giving to British pensioners now we've cut their Winter Heating Allowance."