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Changing Labour view on British military action aboard

The 2001 attacks by Islamic terrorists on New York led to the war on terror and military intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq, led by US forces supported by the UK government under Tony Blair.

But British politicians, including current Labour leader Ed Miliband, take a different approach to sending UK military forces overseas.

In a Daily Politics film, Adam Fleming looks at the change in attitude towards interventionism, when he spoke to Prof Malcolm Chalmers of the Royal United Services Institute, and Tony Blair biographer John Rentoul.

Studio debate: Diane Abbott and Jonathan Powell on UK military intervention

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  • 08 Jan 2015
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