A poll in the Guardian Newspaper Web site questions the "Special Relationship" between the UK & the US Sure, the US and UK share a common language, history and culture. But as Gordon Brown proudly tours Washington, most Americans are offering up a collective yawn. The President could not sqeeze in a press conference but found time to meet the Boy Scouts of America. Is the alliance just your standard marriage of convenience, or is the trans-Atlantic bond truly special? The results from the british pollsters thus far: Yes. Ever since that whole war of 1812 thing, the US and UK have been the best friends – and always will be scores 28.6% No. Britain is just like any other regional ally – the Japan of Europe 71.4% Is it time to go our separate ways?