Priti Patel and Boris Johnson’s errors add to impression that UK is a country adrift when it comes to diplomatic matters
Strong British prime ministers, such as Margaret Thatcher, Harold Macmillan and Tony Blair – to the frustration of Whitehall and the Foreign Office – frequently commandeered UK foreign policy, leading to inevitable inquests about the mistakes made owing to either secretive or informal policy-making.
David Cameron tried to rectify the danger of disjointed government by establishing the National Security Council, a formalisation of the Whitehall foreign policy process.
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