Media Talk: Gordon’s Foreign Policy
With thousands of troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, growing tensions with a resurgent Russia and the threat of terrorism at home and abroad, pressure is mounting on Gordon Brown to define Britain’s new foreign policy.
As Chancellor of the Exchequer Mr Brown showed great interest in international climate change, development and poverty, but his views on Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, Russia, China and even relations with the US and the EU are less clear.
Our panel picks over the tea leaves to try and discern the outline of a new British foreign policy.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP – Conservative MP for Kensington and Chelsea and former Foreign and Defence Secretary.
General Mike Jackson – British general who commanded operations in Kosovo and Macedonia. Former Chief of Staff.
Gisela Stuart MP – Member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Selecto Committee (Labour).
Andrew Miller – Political Editor, The Economist.
Moderated by David Loyn – BBC Developing Word Correspondent.
Please note the later than usual start of the event.
Jon Snow is unfortunately unable to moderate this event, as was sent to Gloucester to present Channel 4 News from there tonight. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.