May closes door on 'failed' foreign policy ahead of Trump talks

Mrs May will later become the first foreign leader to have face-to-face talks with President Trump since his inauguration.

Theresa May last night closed the door on two decades of "failed" foreign policy which took Britain into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In a speech to Republicans in Washington, Mrs May vowed that Britain and the US should never again try to "remake the world in their own image".

The comments are a dismantling of Tony Blair's doctrine of "liberal interventionism" set out in his Chicago speech in 1999 - in which he declared that Britain should not let brutal dictators go unchallenged.

 In a clear shift towards a more traditional foreign policy based on self-interest, Mrs May said Britain and the US must defend Western values and ideas on the world stage, but not ...Read more...