What is Labour’s foreign policy?

In conversation with David Lammy, the UK shadow foreign secretary.

Members event Recording
24 January 2023 — 12:00PM TO 1:00PM
Chatham House and Online

What is Labour’s foreign policy?

— In conversation with David Lammy, the UK shadow foreign secretary.

David Lammy MP, shadow secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs, outlines Labour’s plan for UK foreign policy if elected to government.

He addresses the UK’s strengths and opportunities in a world that has become more divided, more dangerous, and more unpredictable. He also offers a critique of the current UK government’s approach to foreign policy, particularly at strained relationships with allies and Britain’s economic woes.

The shadow foreign secretary explores the following key questions:

  • What would a future Labour government do to modernize Britain’s diplomacy and rebuild alliances to improve Britain’s global influence?

  • In a new age of warfare in Europe, how would Labour pursue security cooperation with allies?

  • How would Labour address high energy costs, energy security, and the climate crisis?

  • As Britain’s economy falters, how can foreign policy drive prosperity at home?

  • What is Labour’s plan for international development, following the UK government’s abandonment of the 0.7% commitment?

As with all members events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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