- Whoever wins May 7 election must answer this question, says Simon Tisdall: What is, or should be, Britain's role in the world?
- Tisdall: Maintaining U.S. relationship is most important foreign policy challenge facing Britain's PM after May 7
- But foreign policy and key 21st century issues, such as climate change, have barely been mentioned, he writes
Simon Tisdall is assistant editor and foreign affairs columnist at The Guardian. He was previously foreign editor of the Guardian and The Observer and served as White House correspondent and U.S. editor in Washington D.C. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his.
(CNN)Whoever wins the general election on May 7 will face international challenges reaching to the heart of a question that has bedevilled every London government since 1945: what is, or should be, Britain's role in the world?