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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:39 pm on 25th September 2019.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Chair, Defence Committee 5:39 pm, 25th September 2019

Do the Government accept that when we are dealing with two adversarial powers, both influential and both in the grip of religious fanaticism, the best policy we can adopt is one of the traditional balance of power, making sure that neither becomes too strong, but not fooling ourselves that the enemy of my enemy is necessarily my friend?