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Foreign policy 'undermining UK'

There is a sort of arrogance implicit in neo-colonialism that we know what is best for Johnny Foreigner and they should be grateful for what we do.

The fact is that there are things that are better in the UK and things that are worse than other countries. We do not have all the answers. However, the big mistake is to try to impose our solutions on other people's problems. We should be willing to help on a reasonable basis, but other countries should have the option to refuse our help.

Terrorism is normally a revenge form of response to some form of action that is perceived to be unjust. That is how we have created more terrorism as a result of the unjust actions in Iraq - just as was predicted by the UK Security Services. Even though the UK was not part of the actions in Fallujah etc we still suffer from the association.

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R v SUSSEX JUSTICES ex p McCARTHY [1924] 1 KB 256

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