This is an outstanding, MUST-READ article published in the influential Bagehot column in this week’s Economist.
The article concludes that the UK’s influence in terms of foreign policy has declined significantly on David Cameron’s watch.
Cameron’s policy on Europe has been a complete failure and he is a lame-duck (see related article from the FT). Similarly, the special relationship with the US has become lukewarm with Cameron’s policies. The US is concerned about UK cuts in defense spending, Scottish devolution, and the UK referendum on the EU under a Conservative Government.
This leads me to an open question:
Would a Labour Government be able to effectively redress Cameron’s follies and strengthen the UK’s status with Europe, the US, Russia and China?