What will Britain’s role be now?

Simon Fraser on how the UK can exert influence outside the EU

The World Today Published 15 December 2017 Updated 18 November 2020 4 minute READ

Many of us know the 1962 quotation from Dean Acheson, the former US Secretary of State, about Britain having lost an empire and not yet found a role. But few are familiar with his full paragraph, which has uncanny echoes today as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

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