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Letter: Your Say - Foreign policy.

Byline: Graham Rea

INCREASING numbers of people rather cynically claim that there is little to choose between the policies of the major parties in Britain, yet the same cannot be said of foreign policy.

Indeed, it may have only been a slight exaggeration to claim, as a left-leaning journalist remarked recently, that if the Tories, as expected, win the next election then Britain will effectively have no foreign policies, as they could find themselves with few friends and allies.

If that seems overdramatic then compare David Cameron's approach to external matters with that of Harold MacMillan, Rob Butler and Edward Heath.

The Tory boast has always been that they have always possessed the right degree of experience, but it seems they now prefer to count voter loyalty on the outer fringes of the right.

How else can one explain how the Tories confidently took us into Europe and were also part of the American alliances in the early 1960s?

Yet now, along with UKIP, the Tories are rapidly becoming the party of isolationism.

Graham Rea, Yardley
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Aug 5, 2008
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