British Foreign Policy – Stronger in the EU


The Brexit case is 100 years out of date.

Lord Ashdown argues that being part of the EU strengthens British sovereignty and allows Britain to amplify how it projects it foreign policy in a world where the old-fashioned divisions between domestic and foreign policy no longer apply.

“Pooling of sovereignty is after all the basic principle which lies behind our NATO protected peace these last 50 years. In NATO we pooled with our friends, what is arguably our nation’s most crucial sovereignty, the sovereignty to defend ourselves. And in doing so we did not give ourselves less security, we gave ourselves more.”

Download the text of the full speech here

  • Paddy Ashdown


    Lord Paddy Ashdown

    Former Leader, Liberal Democrats


128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY, UK


Friday 10th June 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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