Conservative Party Conference: David Cameron speech

Conservative Party Conference: David Cameron speech; - And we will be tough when it comes to promoting this country's interests abroad / Last week the Prime Minister criticised me for wanting a foreign policy which was more independent of the White House / I don't need lessons in the importance of Britain's relationship with America / My grandfather went ashore in Normandy in June 1944, in a combined Anglo-American operation that liberated western Europe from the Nazis - I became involved in politics in the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union / Unlike some, I never had any doubts about whose side I was on in the Cold War / But now Mr Blair objects when I say our foreign policy should not simply be unquestioning in our relationship with America / William Hague and I have said we must be steadfast not slavish in how we approach the special relationship / Apparently Tony Blair disagrees, well if he's accusing me of wanting to be a British Prime Minister pursuing a British foreign policy then I plead guilty / Questioning the approach of the US administration, trying to learn the lessons of the past five years does not make you "anti-American," ask John McCain / I'm not a neo-conservative, I'm a liberal Conservative / Liberal - because I believe in spreading freedom and democracy, and supporting humanitarian intervention / That is why we cannot stand by and watch further genocide in Darfur / But Conservative - because I also recognise the complexities of human nature, and will always be sceptical of grand schemes to remake the world - We need more patience, more humility in the way we engage with the world - The same values should guide our approach to building a stronger society at home / The Cantle Report into the riots in our northern cities in 2001 talked about many communities living "parallel lives" / Communities where people from different ethnic origins never meet, never talk, never go into each others' homes, ultimatel...
Conservative Party Conference: David Cameron speech; - And we will be tough when it comes to promoting this country's interests abroad / Last week the Prime Minister criticised me for wanting a foreign policy which was more independent of the White House / I don't need lessons in the importance of Britain's relationship with America / My grandfather went ashore in Normandy in June 1944, in a combined Anglo-American operation that liberated western Europe from the Nazis - I became involved in politics in the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union / Unlike some, I never had any doubts about whose side I was on in the Cold War / But now Mr Blair objects when I say our foreign policy should not simply be unquestioning in our relationship with America / William Hague and I have said we must be steadfast not slavish in how we approach the special relationship / Apparently Tony Blair disagrees, well if he's accusing me of wanting to be a British Prime Minister pursuing a British foreign policy then I plead guilty / Questioning the approach of the US administration, trying to learn the lessons of the past five years does not make you "anti-American," ask John McCain / I'm not a neo-conservative, I'm a liberal Conservative / Liberal - because I believe in spreading freedom and democracy, and supporting humanitarian intervention / That is why we cannot stand by and watch further genocide in Darfur / But Conservative - because I also recognise the complexities of human nature, and will always be sceptical of grand schemes to remake the world - We need more patience, more humility in the way we engage with the world - The same values should guide our approach to building a stronger society at home / The Cantle Report into the riots in our northern cities in 2001 talked about many communities living "parallel lives" / Communities where people from different ethnic origins never meet, never talk, never go into each others' homes, ultimatel...
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