Features of modern security policy UK political parties

  • A. V. Stalovierova National university of water management and nature resources use
Keywords: UK, Great Britain, Cameron government, security, NATO, EU, political party


The security policy of the British coalition government of D. Cameron (2010-2015) is summarized; it’s been proved that political forces of Tory and Liberal Democrat should have compromised to carry out unanimous course in the scope of national security, and the problems of the security strategy on parliamentary elections in 2015 are analyzed, particularly the comparative analysis of the modern safety strategy of leading British parties is exercised. Under conditions of the appearance of new challenges and threats, transformation of international safety system, the questions of safety policy often become the object of attention of the British community and experts. The absence of cross-party consensus on most terms of safety strategy of the United Kingdom during the election campaign in 2015 makes the discussion about perspectives of the British safety policy still more urgent. During the election campaign there was no unity on any aspect of security subject between parties. First of all, Labourists, Liberal Democrats, Scottish National Party and Green Party made a statement about readiness to develop cooperation with the EU and the Conservatives and the UK Independence Party were on the side of the Eurosceptics. The opinions of the parties were also divided on military operations abroad, financing and force level. In terms of one-party government and presence of majority in the House of Commons, the Conservatives have opportunities to realize their own vision of British safety policy.


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Author Biography

A. V. Stalovierova, National university of water management and nature resources use
PhD in historical science, associate professor


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Stalovierova, A. V. (2015). Features of modern security policy UK political parties. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 19(1), 128-132. https://doi.org/10.15421/1716023