Ronald Reagan Defines the Special Relationship

Ronald Reagan wrote to Margaret Thatcher on 2 February 1981 in regards the Prime Minister’s speech at the Pilgrims’ Dinner held at the Savoy Hotel in London on 29 January 1981.

“You are indeed right that we share a very special concern for democracy and for liberty. That is the essence of the special relationship between our two countries ….”

This is still one of the best, and shortest, definitions you will encounter of the special relationship between the United States and United Kingdom.