The Times rejected almost by return our observations on the lost opportunities for politicians to vaunt their standing in international affairs of the environment and wellbeing of all animal life (which includes us) in the global view. Opportunities for high level and authoritative participation beckon.
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Weeks of electioneering, acres of newsprint, hours of TV and radio and millions of commentators' words have not yielded adequate evidence of the candidate parties' stature and capabilities in ecumenical representations and presidencies in international affairs in environmental, ecological, health, sociological, and economic issues of resources of food, fuel, water and timber of common- if disparate- concern in the global village.
We are remembering in various ways the ending of WW2 and we must maintain Britain's responsibilities and tradition in international earnests in reform and remediation.
The electorate- and perhaps some of those non-voters would have been aroused- have not been moved to appraise the eligibilities of the main parties to present indications of statesman-like experiences and authority increasingly required of diplomats challenged in the world forum with resorts nicer than war.
Hon Research Adviser