This book has analysed three aspects of Labour’s foreign policy during its first two terms in office: its underlying commitments, three of its key relationships and five consistently important issues. This concluding section begins by reflecting upon how far Blair’s government lived up to its commitments in light of the evidence presented in Parts II and III of this book. In the spirit of critical analysis outlined in the introduction, it then highlights some of the central contradictions within Labour’s foreign policies.
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