A question of UN authority: Sir John Weston

Sir John Weston writes an interesting piece on today’s Guardian. It is worth a read:

Our two priorities should therefore be to ensure that UN authority over Iraq is upheld, not flouted; and that the US remains committed to the UN. If the second resolution passes, both seem possible. If the votes are not there, the prime minister should test Britain’s special relationship in Washington to the limits, in order to avoid a US/UN rupture. Our attitude could also turn out to have lasting implications for Britain’s overall standing in the UN and for our influence in shaping debate on the security council’s future. The stakes are high: we should look hard before we leap.