You're meant to be building relationships in alliance politics. This is typical of the New Era / Old UKPP / Vendetta style of thinking. You just expect everyone to conform to what you want, even when they're better at it and represent far more influential countries.
Yes Iain and some others like Talon, Kravenn, Magic, LordFarhan, etc. have helped eUK get to and maintain a position at the top of alliances. Those people aren't really doing that for eUK now though, so the current administration need to step up and build their own relationships with the key players. If that's not done, next time there is an alliance shift (probably not far away) we'll be left out in the cold. Of course you can just blame it on everyone else like you're doing but that's not really going to help us as a country is it? Think of the bigger picture.