...a country, and a people, always has a choice in each generation, of whether to do the right thing. They are not prisoners of their ancestors.-- from A quantum of anti-imperialism by Juan Cole.
Craig's Bond is an intimation of the sort of Britain that could have been, if Tony Blair had stood up to Bush and refused to be dragged into an illegal war of choice, and into other actions and policies that profoundly contradicted the principles on which the Labour Party had been founded (and you could imagine Craig's Bond voting for Old Labour...
Cole notes that Bond's controller is bound through her masters to the U.S. cause. In real life Britain's former 'M' seems to have a little more oomph. (See Sanity from M)
26 Nov: Quantum of Wallace