Britain should focus on brokering consensus on global goals

Robin Niblett examines what kind of role the UK can play in the world now the Brexit process has been completed

The World Today
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Now that Britain and the European Union have signed their Trade and Cooperation Agreement and Boris Johnson has completed the Brexit process, it is time to assess what his idea of a Global Britain could really mean. 

The best we can glean from the prime minister’s comments and those of his ministers is that he intends Britain to be more globally engaged and influential outside the EU than it was inside. But that ambition is neither a role nor a strategy. The government needs to decide what kind of a world it wants Britain to inhabit and what it can contribute to bring it about.

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