Labour’s foreign policy will be centred on peace, human rights, security, international law and tackling climate change.
‘Bomb first, talk later’? A failed approach to international security
Failed military interventions in countries like Libya have worsened security across North Africa, accelerating the refugee crisis.
Under the Conservatives:
- Boris Johnson refuses to publish the report into possible foreign interference by Russia in UK democracy.
- Army personnel have been cut from 102,000 to just over 74,000, with pay and conditions slashed.
Labour’s new internationalism: peace, human rights and justice
- War Powers Act so that conventional military action must go through parliament.
- Suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and to Israel for arms used in violation of the human rights of Palestinian civilians.
- Reform of our arms exports regime.
- Audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy.
- £400m investment in promoting peace, delivering global climate agreements and securing political settlements to critical issues.
- Inquiry into our country’s alleged complicity in rendition and torture.
- Putting climate diplomacy at the heart of our foreign policy.
- Working for UN reform, emphasising democratisation, peace and conflict prevention.
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