Just what the world needs; an invigorated, more interventionist British empire:
William Hague has outlined the Government’s vision of Britain’s role in the world, promising a sweeping overhaul of foreign policy aimed at expanding the country’s influence to every inhabited continent.
In his first major speech as Foreign Secretary Mr Hague stressed that while he wanted to maintain the strong relationship with the United States, it should “solid not slavish”. There was a need for greater influence inside the EU and especially for closer alliances with its smaller, often overlooked member states. He stressed the importance of forming closer ties with “new and emerging powers” like India, China and Brazil and seeking new relationships with countries in Latin America.