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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 22 January 2010

The British Foreign Office is an institution that has faced severe budget cuts - with more to come - while trying to do more things, in more places, in an unpredictable, globalized world. In the second of two special editions of Politics UK, James Naughtie visits the Foreign Office’s London headquarters to speak to the Foreign Secretary and diplomats – and to critics who wonder if it has lost its way in Whitehall and in the world.


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