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Letter: Liar in Oval Office

Sir: In the face of the convincing evidence, President Clinton for eight months maintained his barefaced lie that he did not have a sexual liaison with Monica Lewinsky.

When Clinton authorised the bombing of a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan, Tony Blair almost immediately and unquestioningly accepted Mr Clinton's assertion that he had "compelling evidence" that the plant was manufacturing biological weapons. Sudan requested that the "compelling evidence" be examined by the UN. President Clinton blocked an independent examination.

It is about time for Britain to adopt a truly independent foreign policy and abandon the embarrassing special relationship, which is no more than being the US's number one poodle.