Tuesday, March 03, 2009

There's no business like snow business

Gordon Brown's attempts to portray himself as a global leader in a time of crisis have been dealt a blow by … Washington's worst snowstorm in years. Downing Street officials discovered last night that Prime Minister would not, as had been widely reported, hold a joint press conference with President Obama after their talks at the White House today.

British officials, denying any deliberate snub, said that the event planned in the Rose Garden had been cancelled because the grounds of the White House are blanketed in snow.