The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
Posts by Sir Peter Marshall
Sir Peter Marshall was Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General 1983-88 and UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva 1979-83.
Peter Marshall: A hard truth after the Commonwealth summit. There’s no institutional awareness of its importance.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.
We need to rekindle l’esprit communautaire, on both sides of the channel. In Walpole’s famous phrase, “this dance can no longer go”.
I can say, with hand on humble heart, that I have never seen, or even heard of, a document so unconstructively negative as the Guidelines.
It stipulates that a framework for our relationship with the EU – which must inevitably be positive – be finalised before negotiations on a detailed agreement begin.
Peter Marshall: We should care not only about our country, but about the world it is part of. And vote to stay tomorrow
Brexit is unrivalled as a self-centred prescription.
Don’t let anyone fool you into believing that quitting the EU will make us any more prosperous or secure or influential.
Peter Marshall: Cameron’s renegotiation was a success, not a failure – and gives us exactly the semi-detatched position in Europe we need
It offers Britain a unique position of advantage within the EU.
A rigorous and consistent analysis should lead us to conclude that we are better off taking an active role within the EU.
Peter Marshall: Uncertainty, inconsistency, irresponsibility. Why the case for Brexit is fundamentally flawed
Vote Leave has no workable plan for leaving the EU.