Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Quote of the Day

‘Future of the UK in world affairs: Note of a meeting held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 5 December 1957′
"What are our essential interests overseas? The following suggestions (not in any order of priority) were made: (i) maintenance of our position as a world power, (ii) the strength of sterling, (iii) ensuring continued United States participation in world affairs, (iv) the importance of our trade, (v) safeguarding our oil interests".
From the National Archives, T234/768

They haven't essentially changed over the last half century regardless of the colour of the party in power.

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