Author: MNI Alive Media | Date: 27 January 2017
The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated that there is now a shift in the UK's foreign policy, via a speech she made ahead of her talks with U.S President Donald Trump on Friday, January 27th.
PM May will be the first world leader to meet President Trump since he was inaugurated.
Mrs May mentioned during her presentation that the UK and the U.S cannot return to “failed” military interventions “to remake the world in our own image”, and that those days were now in the past.
She went on to say however, that both countries should not “stand idly by when the threat is real”. But there must be a move to “renew the special relationship for this new age” and “lead together, again”.
Mrs. May stated: “It is in our interests - those of Britain and America together - to stand strong together to defend our values, our interests and the very ideas in which we believe.
”This cannot mean a return to the failed policies of the past. The days of Britain and America intervening in sovereign countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over.
“But nor can we afford to stand idly by when the threat is real and when it is in our own interests to intervene. We must be strong, smart and hard-headed. And we must demonstrate the resolve necessary to stand up for our interests.
”And whether it is the security of Israel in the Middle East or Estonia in the Baltic states, we must always stand up for our friends and allies in democratic countries that find themselves in tough neighbourhoods too."
PM May and President Trump may already have significant differences as it pertains to the use of torture as in interrogation method. The Prime Minister has given a very clear message that the UK condemns torture where she stated: “My view on that won't change - whether I am talking to you or talking to the President”.