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How can we take Labour seriously on foreign policy if they’re not willing to criticise Putin?

The danger with accusing your opponents of “rank hypocrisy” is that, if you’re not careful, you run the risk of being accused of exactly the same charge yourself

By Steve Bloomfield  

Robin Cook’s foreign policy “with an ethical dimension” lasted just two months. In July 1997 it was revealed that the British government was selling fighter jets to Indonesia, a country at that time run by a dictator. The deal had been struck by the previous Conservative government but the new Foreign Secretary had decided not to renege on it. The doctrine became a punchline, even more so six years later when the Iraq War began.

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