The previous prime minister criticised her successor for threatening to override Britain’s treaty obligations within the Brexit divorce settlement and his failure to decide to targets for defence spending and international aid.
In an article within the Daily Mail to mark the inauguration of Joe Biden because the US president, she hit out on the manner outgoing president Donald Trump had “whipped up” his supporters to storm the Capitol after refusing to just accept the election end result.
Ms Could drew comparisons with the homicide of PC Keith Palmer in a terrorist assault exterior the Homes of Parliament in March 2017.
“What occurred in Washington was not the act of a lone extremist or a secretive cell, however an assault by a partisan mob whipped up by an elected president,” she wrote.
“I do know from expertise that leaving energy just isn’t simple – particularly if you really feel that there’s extra you need to do.
“However anybody who has the honour of serving in such a place should all the time do not forget that the workplace is larger than the person.
“The peaceable switch of energy is a trademark of any democracy; it’s what makes us particular.”
Ms Could stated the arrival of Mr Biden within the White Home represented a “golden alternative” for Britain, with the return of a extra regular model of presidency.
Nevertheless, for the complete potential of “International Britain” to be realised on this new period there wanted to be a change in worldwide affairs and an finish to the “absolutism” which stated “in case you are not 100 per cent for me then you definately should be 100 per cent in opposition to me”, she wrote.
She added: “On this world there isn’t any room for mature compromise. Certainly, compromise is seen as a unclean phrase. In reality, the other is true.
“Robust management is aware of when to compromise to attain a higher good. If the world is to work collectively to ‘construct again higher’ then we should all be keen to compromise.
“We should reject a scene by which a couple of strongmen face off in opposition to one another and as an alternative deliver individuals collectively in a typical trigger.”
Ms Could stated that whereas the UK was properly positioned to play a decisive position in shaping a extra cooperative world, she instructed it had not been helped by Mr Johnson’s actions.
She once more strongly criticised his menace – later withdrawn – to override components regarding Northern Eire within the Brexit Withdrawal Settlement and his choice to drop the dedication to spend 0.7 per cent of nationwide revenue on worldwide assist.
“To steer we should stay as much as our values,” she stated. “Threatening to interrupt worldwide legislation by going again on a treaty we had simply signed and abandoning our place of worldwide ethical management as the one main economic system to satisfy each the two per cent defence spending goal and the 0.7 per cent worldwide assist goal weren’t actions which, for my part, raised our credibility within the eyes of the world.
“Different international locations hearken to what we are saying not merely due to who we’re, however due to what we do. The world doesn’t owe us a outstanding place on its stage.
“Regardless of the rhetoric we deploy, it’s our actions which depend. So, we must always do nothing which alerts a retreat from our international commitments.”
Downing Road stated it rejected Ms Could’s criticism that the UK had deserted its place of “international ethical management”.
The prime minister’s official spokesman stated: “I’d reject that characterisation.
“The UK is and can proceed to be an outward-looking nation and can proceed to be a number one voice on the worldwide stage.
“I’d level to the work now we have undertaken on local weather change, each house and overseas, the place we have been one of many first international locations to decide to internet zero by 2050.
“You’ve seen the position that we’ve performed in response to the pandemic and the motion we’ve taken to assist Covax (a worldwide initiative to make sure vaccines attain these in best want) and different points the place we’ve performed an enormous half on the worldwide stage.”
The No 10 spokesman stated he was not conscious of any conversations the prime minister had held with Ms Could since taking workplace.
Extra reporting by PA