Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Quote [86] – An Active Proactive War Prevention Foreign Policy

Foreign Affairs are the province of the foreign secretary and it is, in my view, a mistake for a Prime Minister – save exceptional circumstances – to intervene personally. As It Happened – C R Attlee
‘If you have a good dog, don’t bark yourself’ is a good proverb, and in Mr.Bevin I had an exceptionally good dog.  On the other hand, I am quite opposed to leaving foreign affairs to be dealt with as something outside the ordinary business of Government, a mystery only to be touched by the initiates.


Bevin always stressed the point that prevention of war was not enough.  There must always be a positive policy of raising standards of living throughout the world so as to destroy the conditions in which Russian Communism thrives. As It Happened – C R Attlee