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Rhiannon Vickers

comprehensive and widely accepted viewpoint on foreign policy. Windrich has argued that Labour followed a ‘socialist’ foreign policy in the post-war years;9 Winkler that the party developed a ‘League of Nations’ policy.10 Certainly these years were marked by a fair degree of Vic04 10/15/03 82 2:10 PM Page 82 THE LABOUR PARTY AND THE WORLD agreement within the different wings of the party on the basis of a British foreign policy, despite the widespread and enduring differences between the various groups and factions of the party and the mutual suspicion between the

in The Labour Party and the world, volume 1
Jonathan Colman

frequently to meet tactical pressures from within his own party that … he had left himself no room for manoeuvre’. When Wilson first took office in October 1964, said Bruce, ‘he accepted the principle of the continuity of British foreign policy, which was based upon the long established friendly relationship with the US’. This meant that Wilson was ‘prepared to cooperate with the United States on major American

in A ‘special relationship’?