THE SATURDAY ESSAY: Why the key to Britain’s divided and neurotic domestic politics lies in its lily-livered foreign policy

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The Slog.

methink2 The United Kingdom is suffering from severe disunity because the usual 3% of suspects promote greedy domestic policies completely influenced by their equally cowardly foreign relationships. The best way out of this self-feeding cannibalism is to dump alliances, and trade (like Switzerland) on high-margin craftsmanship alongside sophisticated financial services.

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As the Buddhists say, everything is connected. Neoliberal social policies at home are hugely influenced by the thinking of those with whom we choose to ally ourselves abroad. It is just one more feature of a country being guided by the lunatics running neocon (and fundamentalist religious) terrorism.

If asked, how many Brits (I wonder) would enthusiastically support selling arms to Saudi Arabia, selling our Sovereignty to Brussels, or selling our military independence to NATO – aka Washington?

There is a growing feeling among UK voters that our Parliament, bureaucracy, businesses and security forces would do anything to stay…

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