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Margaret Beckett defends Labour's active foreign policy to the TUC
Beckett: We must tackle underlying causes of insecurity

Labour’s foreign policy revolves around the need to “douse the smouldering embers of insecurity” at all times, Margaret Beckett has said. The foreign secretary stressed the government did not treat underlying causes of unrest such as poverty and disease as a “fluffy alternative agenda”, but as key to the security of the international community. This… Read more »

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David Cameron says the costs of globalisation must not be ignored
Globalisation ‘must not leave people behind’

The UK must embrace the benefits of globalisation but ensure that the most disadvantaged are not left behind in its wake, David Cameron has warned. The Conservative leader said it was the responsibility of politicians to tell “the whole truth” about what effect free trade would have on society. Speaking to an audience in Mumbai… Read more »

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