Irina Chumakova. The subject of foreign policy in practice is absent in the electoral debates of political parties in the UK, however, in their election programs, published by all participants in the race this week, They nevertheless marked positions on a number of issues, referring to the "aggressive" Russia, the differences on the issue of the EU and promised to fight the Ebola virus, human rights, and even to appoint international spetsposlannikov on LGBT human rights and freedom of religion.
Their election programs - the so-called manifestos, all the party published this week is almost than a month before elections scheduled for 7 may. From the famously manifests, a little less than 100 pages each, only a few paragraphs devoted to international politics, where it is reported about the traditional importance with the present challenges, the battle with extremism, cooperation in the framework of the UN security Council, NATO, the G7, G20 and other structures. The main differences in the positions of the parties designated on the question of the EU. The foreign units were Also the issues of climate change and protection of human rights, for example, sexual minorities worldwide.
The upcoming elections experts call the most unpredictable for most of the years. The main contenders for the post of Prime Minister is the leader of the conservative Prime Minister Cameron and the labour leader ed Milliband go with an equal number of votes already for a long time.
"We and our allies face major challenges: Islamist extremism, aggressive Russia, economic instability in the Eurozone, the spread of nuclear weapons and infectious diseases ", - said in the Manifesto of the conservatives.
The party, in case of a victory on elections, promises to use his " membership in NATO, the EU, the British Commonwealth, a place in the UN security Council, in a special relationship with the US intelligence services, such important institutions as the World service of the BBC, British Council, and strong relations between the British Diaspora with other countries to achieve the best for the UK."
"We will uphold the sovereignty, integrity and potential of Ukraine. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with allies in NATO, ensuring the safety of all its members, most of those who are closer to Russia, and will continue to support the Euro-Atlantic path of the Western Balkan countries ", - assured the Conservatives.
They confirm their intention to hold a referendum on leaving the EU in 2017. The party Also pledged to continue efforts to establish peace and stability in the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq, as well as the implementation of political and military strategy in the battle against the Islamic state.
More extensive and humanitarian plans of conservatives all over the world: the fight against Ebola, poverty, protection of the rights of women and children. The party has even designated a specific figure for 2020 is to save 1, 4 million children's lives. The conservatives will remain committed to its plans to advance democratic principles Around the world.
The position of the labour party about Britain's contemporary challenges a little less word for word coincides with the position of the conservatives: "We live in uncertain times. ISIL, an aggressive Russia, threatening its neighbors in Eastern Europe, the ongoing economic instability in the Eurozone - all of this is a challenge to our national security ".
"Commitment to universal human rights will be at the center of our foreign policy Around the world," according to the Labour party and concretize Their plans: "We will appoint an international envoy on issues of religious freedom, established in the structure of the MFA Council on religions. We will appoint an international envoy for LGBT rights, he worked to promote respect for LGBT rights ". Labour Also plans to fight for the rights of women and the poor.
Also in the center of its foreign policy, " They have plans to put the fight against climate change, according to a Manifesto.
The labour party fundamentally disagrees with the conservatives plans on holding a referendum on leaving the EU, agreeing, however, that the EU must reform.
They supported military action against ISIS, however, expressed the view that the only power operations will Not solve the problem." Need a long-term strategy that prevents the spread of extremism in the region, " say the Labour party.