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The UK had finally moved on from the hawkish “liberalism” of New Labour. Enter Jo Swinson

The Liberal Democrats' foreign policy proposals are vague, patchy—and oddly familiar...

By Steve Bloomfield  

Swinson's eagerness to respond that she would take part in a strike points to a hawkish, if vague, foreign policy outlook. Photo: PA

I still can’t quite work out what was the worst part of Jo Swinson’s answer about whether she would authorise a nuclear attack with the potential to kill millions of innocent civilians. Was it the simple, instant “yes”? Was it the smile just after she said it? Was it the astonishing response of the interviewer, Nina Hossain, who thought the answer was…

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