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Rebecca Long-Bailey & Richard Burgon Respond to Stop the War's 5 Questions

A month ago we sent out 5 questions on foreign policy to all the Labour Party leadership candidiates. Here are the responses so far

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Rebecca Long-Bailey & Richard Burgon


A month ago we sent out 5 questions on foreign policy to all the Labour Party leadership and deputy leadership candidates. We've only received responses from two of the candidates which can be found below. Any further responses will also be published.

Rebecca Long-Bailey:

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Richard Burgon:

1. Do you agree that the recent series of wars the UK has been involved in has been disastrous, and as leader of the Labour Party would you call for an end to foreign policy based on wars of aggression? 

Yes, they have been a disaster. As Deputy Leader I will be continue to be a strong supporter of the STWC and fight for a just foreign policy based on peace and cooperation not war and occupation.

2. Do you believe that UK foreign policy should be independent of the US?
 
Yes 
 
3. Would you support the immediate withdrawal of UK troops from Afghanistan and the Middle East?

Yes
 
4. Should the UK end arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Israel?

Yes
 
5. Are there any circumstances in which you would push the “nuclear button”?
 
No. I have regularly stated I would not, including when I stood in for Jeremy in the ITV leaders debate before the general election (See here: https://bit.ly/3a47ef1)
 

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