Council of Ministers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — European Community – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1979.

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Photo of Dr David Owen Dr David Owen , Plymouth, Devonport 12:00 am, 17th January 1979

It would be better if Conservative Members would spend a little less time worrying about divisions within the Labour Party and attitudes to Europe, and concentrate a little more on some of the differences of attitude on their own side, and also on the overall, thrust of the Conservative Party's position in relation to Europe, which is one of constantly denigrating its own Government when that Government are fighting for a national interest. This gives the appearance in Brussels that, were a Conservative Government ever to come to office, they would be a complete pushover.