Britain Buddies With France. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Facing a budget pinch, the UK stakes its fortunes on an alliance with a longtime European foe. 
 

What an odd turn of events! Suddenly the leaders of Britain and France are fawning over each other as they join in a military alliance supposedly to last 50 years!

What is going on here? For the better part of the previous six centuries, these two have been bitter enemies. For the past century they’ve been grudging partners at best.

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