Normally, I post about disability but this time I’m posting about another of my great loves – INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS!
At this point, I must “set out my stall” politically – by nature & inclination, I am a conservative; I would have joined the Conservative Party if it hadn’t been for their attitudes towards disabled people and the integration of society.
I would like Britain to stay in the EU – although I do believe we need to at least adjust some of our institutional relationships. On Foreign Affairs, I’ve always been an Interventional Isolationist; an Interventional Isolationist believes in his/her country intervening in other countries affairs but also believes in his/her country not having others involved in how they conduct their domestic or foreign affairs. My family even openly discussed Britain using “Gunboat Diplomacy” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunboat_diplomacy)!
Now to explain my views on what Britain should do IF we make the MISTAKE of leaving the EU:-
- We should exercise our UN veto liberally to limit the advancement of the other Security Council members
- We should remain in NATO, but like France we should take back control of our nuclear weapons
- Our economic policy should be based on protectionism not free trade
- We should go back onto the Gold Standard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard)