Three Davids throw off Global Britain bluster and chart new foreign policy course


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In a TikTok world it’s rare that three big foreign policy speeches come along all at once, all trying to chart a new course for the UK in a more perilous world, and all written by someone christened David. But it says something for how foreign affairs dominates so much political thinking currently that speeches this week by David Cameron, the foreign secretary, David Lammy, his shadow, and David Miliband, Labour’s non-resident foreign policy guru, all required attention. Security, Cameron even predicted, will be on the ballot paper this election. Each speech may have had a personal, self-serving purpose. Cameron...