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Sue #FBPE @libdemsue
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How much should @LibDems focus on foreign policy? asks @libdemvoice>
Much more than we currently do in my view. For these reasons:
1. Apart from the current dispute w/ Russia, Brexit has made politics more parochial & domestic-obsessed than ever. I believe the #LibDems should focus on bringing a wider, international perspective & that would also serve to distinguish us from middle England Tories & Labour.
2. Our economy, NHS, environment (& other things the @LibDems care abt) can't be fixed unilaterally/through domestic means alone. We need cross-border, multilateral approaches. Indeed this thinking is at the ♥️ of our campaign for the UK to stay in the EU & an #ExitFromBrexit.
3. With the scarily unimpressive Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary, the #LibDems have an opportunity & a responsibility to inject much-needed rationality & gravitas into the UK's foreign affairs agenda.
4. Our party & its members have a proud history of standing up for what we believe internationally (from the Iraq war to to the massacres in Bosnia & Kosovo). Today, we could be doing more to #SpeakOut about the crisis in Yemen or Syria & #SpeakUp up for international aid.
5. And I bet our core voters would agree. The tolerant, open centre & centre left voters identified in this paper by @markpack & David Howarth are more likely to be pro-European -- & I would argue pro-international (…).
To paraphrase Michelle Obama () > When They Go Middle England, We #LibDems Go World Stage. /end
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