Director's Briefing: How would a Labour Government balance domestic and international priorities?

Please join us for this briefing on the strategic priorities of a possible Labour Government.

Partner and major corporate event, Director's Briefing
16 April 2024 — 11:45AM TO 1:00PM
Chatham House

The British Labour Party is closer to governing than it has been for almost a generation according to the opinion polls. Despite this proximity to power, there is still a large degree of uncertainty around its key strategic priorities. Constrained government finances, underperforming public services, and an international situation dominated by wars in Ukraine and Gaza and great power rivalry between the US and China; are just some of the most pressing issues likely to dominate any government’s in-tray.

Please join us for this crucial discussion covering:

  • What is meant by ‘progressive realism’ and how might it look in practice?
  • How will a Labour government aim to use diplomacy to drive domestic prosperity?
  • In what ways might the ‘five missions’ inform foreign policy considerations?
  • What are the possible implications of a ‘Trump 2’ presidency for Labour foreign policy?
  • How might foreign and domestic policy under Labour work to address energy security and the Climate Crisis?
  • What does Keir Starmer promise to make Brexit “work better” mean for the future of UK-EU relations?