- working for peace and protecting the UK and its citizens from
countries that wish to do us harm by:
a) Committing to the principle of collective self-defence as laid
out in the North Atlantic Treaty and spending 2% of GDP on
defence in line with NATO recommendations.
b) Legislating to ensure there is a parliamentary vote before
engaging in military action, whilst preserving the ability to
engage in action in emergencies or under treaty obligation
without being forced to recall parliament.
c) Focusing on the diplomatic priorities of the UN's
Responsibility to Protect doctrine and establishing new
tests to ensure UK action taken under doctrine has regional
support, a decent prospect of defined success, and a sound
legal or humanitarian case.
d) Promoting an international treaty on the principles and limits
of the use of technology in modern warfare.
4. Develop trade, aid, and investment to ensure that economic
development leaves nobody behind, specifically by:
a) Remaining firmly committed to spending 0.7% of GNI on aid.
b) Prioritising development that both helps the poorest and
ties in with our strategic international objectives on gender
equality, climate change and the environment, human rights,
inequality, and technology.
c) Working through international bodies for better regulation
and scrutiny of international trade and investment treaties to
ensure they do not worsen inequalities or human rights, or
d) Remaining within the Single Market and Customs Union to
ensure the best trading arrangements for the UK, regardless
of whether or not the UK remains in the EU.
e) Urgently reviewing the national security implications of
exposing critical national infrastructure to foreign ownership.
f) Tackling international tax avoidance and corruption by
ensuring the UK and British Overseas Territories have
publicly-accessible registers of beneficial ownership of
companies registered in their jurisdictions.
5. More effectively harness British influence and soft power,
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