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Conservative Party Conference: Britain’s world view is narrowing

The European debate is increasingly the focus of British foreign policy

By Josh Lowe  

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond addresses the Conservative Party conference in Manchester ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

You might think that one upside of living in an increasingly dangerous world, marred by the machinations of Vladimir Putin, the madness of Islamic State (IS) and countless other threats, would be that it would at least make for some exciting political speeches. You’d be wrong. The first day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, titled “Britain’s place in the…

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