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Risk-averse Britain may lose stomach for war, warns minister

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/01/2010

Tom Coghlan

"Britain is growing so risk-averse that the public may no longer tolerate deployment of the military, the Armed Forces Minister said yesterday.

"Bill Rammell warned that in an age of mounting public cynicism and rolling 24-hour news, British governments faced increasing resistance to any use of military power.

"We, sadly, face a series of threats, the nature of which will require the projection of power beyond our borders to protect our national security, he said. My great fear is that we as a nation will become so risk-averse, cynical and introverted that we will find ourselves in inglorious and impotent isolation by default."

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"Risk-averse Britain may lose stomach for war, warns minister", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2010. Consulté le 15/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/risk-averse-britain-may-lose-stomach-for-war-warns-minister