Former Foreign Office special adviser Maurice Fraser has added another
string to an already straining bow with his appointment as consultant on
economic and monetary union to the European Commission’s UK office.
Fraser, who advised three foreign secretaries, will be keeping the EC
informed on the EMU debate in the UK. He already keeps himself busy with
a visiting fellowship at the London School of Economics, journalism, a
senior consultancy at APCO UK, and as adviser to several companies.
Fraser, 36, stresses that the EC job is not a ‘propagandist or PR role’.
He says: ‘There is more detailed work on EMU in the UK, from the City,
the legal sector, universities, think-tanks and Westminster, than
‘Basically, I will be bringing all that together, both for and against
arguments, and reporting it to the Commission.’
Despite his many commitments, Fraser tells me he still has time to
pursue some leisure activity and ‘to torment my family’.