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'Broader debate' needed on diplomacy

Britain's influence overseas depends more on the Foreign Office than on the armed forces or international aid. So says a report by a group of distinguished former diplomats who warn that the FO should not be starved of resources. One of its authors, the MOD's former Permanent Secretary Sir Richard Mottram, outlines its findings.

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