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Hillary Clinton has said she is “concerned” about where the UK is heading.

Mrs Clinton, a former US secretary of state who lost the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump, was in London on Sunday night to launch a new book.

Speaking at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, she said she had “always admired Britain”.

She added: “I am, as a great admirer, concerned because I can’t make sense of what is happening.

“In my own country as well. I don’t understand it.

“It’s hard to figure out exactly where you’re headed.”

Regarding next month’s election, she said: “We really do count on you coming out of this in a smart and effective, successful way, however it turns out.”

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But she also said she had seen the UK “sort of shrink” and “turn inward”, adding: “To be trying to separate yourself from Europe at a time when democracies need to stick together, because we are truly under pressure from dictatorships and authoritarian regimes.”

“We have a president who admires dictators and takes their help and does all kinds of crazy stuff.

“We need you to be the sane member of this partnership going forward.”

Mrs Clinton’s new book was co-authored with her daughter Chelsea and is called The Book Of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories Of Courage And Resilience.

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