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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:12 pm on 16th April 1986.

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Photo of Mr Cranley Onslow Mr Cranley Onslow , Woking 5:12 pm, 16th April 1986

There are those matters where loose ends must be tidied up. In general, I believe that, as the facts become clearer, public support for my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister will become steadily stronger. For some hon. Members it will always be nice to be neutral. I can see some members of the Opposition who come into that category. There will always be some hon. Members, as there have been for many years, whose reaction is to attack the Conservative party on any issue, regardless of its merits.