What would Labour’s ‘progressive’ foreign policy mean for Ireland?


Labor is promoting an ‘ethical’ foreign policy with closer ties to the EU, and Ireland in particular

The spirit of Ernest Bevin, a trade unionist who rose to become foreign secretary after the Second World War, was heavily channeled this week by David Lammy in a major four-thousand-word essay on his party’s diplomatic agenda.

Lammy, who hopes to follow in Bevin’s footsteps after the next general election, defends the idea of ​​’progressive realism’ as he tries to draw a thread from the foreign policy of the party’s post-war government to the polarized and… .