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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a news conference with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Sept. 22, 2011.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a news conference with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Sept. 22, 2011.
(BLAIR GABLE/REUTERS)

Editor's letter: Why Stephen Harper and other Canadians are the new darlings of London

Weekly insights from The Globe newsroom and highlights of our best work. I welcome your comments.

Greetings from London, where the mood is cool and Canada is hot.

This used to be the centre of Cool Britannia. And while Mayfair is still congested with sports cars, and booked-out West End restaurants cackle with every language imaginable, much of the country seems to be sliding into a 1970s funk. This week’s economic news was grim; the pound is under pressure; the Olympic glow has faded.