Orders of the Day — European Community Membership)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th April 1975.

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Photo of Mr Russell Johnston Mr Russell Johnston , Inverness 12:00 am, 8th April 1975

The past five minutes or so of the hon. Gentleman's speech have been concerned to criticise the Community for lacking a foreign policy. We know this perfectly well. The corollary of his criticism must be that if the Community did have a foreign policy it would be able to exert the kind of pressure which he correctly pointed out it was unable to exert during the oil crisis.