‘I’m no pacifist,’ but Britain’s ‘bomb first, talk later’ policy must end, says Corbyn : RT Question More

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‘I’m no pacifist,’ but Britain’s ‘bomb first, talk later’ policy must end, says Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will tell an audience at Chatham House he would use military force in line with international law as a last resort, while condemning Britain’s “routine” wars around the world.

He would use force where “necessary to protect the safety and security of our people and our country.

But I am not a pacifist. I accept that military action, under international law and as a genuine last resort, is in some circumstances necessary. But that is very far from the kind of unilateral wars and interventions that have almost become routine in recent times.”

The former Stop the War Coalition chair will say he would not pursue a “bomb first, talk later” policy and that current foreign policy amounted to a “recipe for increasing, not reducing threats and insecurity.”

Corbyn opposed military action in Iraq and Afghanistan among other recent conflict…

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